## Phillip Griffith

Professor Emeritus

Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Journal of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1409 W. Green Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801-2975

Office: 259 Altgeld Hall

Office Tel: (217) 333-3354

Fax: (217) 333-9576

e-mail: griffith@math.uiuc.edu

**Commutative Algebra Conference**

The Commutative Algebra Conference: Honoring the Contributions of Phillip Griffith
will be held at Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
September 16-18, 2005

### General Information

Ph.D., University of Houston, 1968

Sloan Fellow, 1972-1973

Director of Graduate Studies, 2000-2005

### Area of Specialization

Commutative algebra, polynomials in several variables, homological algebra, ring theory

### Recent Publications

- The New Intersection Theorem and Descent of Flatness for Integral Extensions. Journal of Algebra 322 (2009), 3142-3150.
- Multiplicities, the Canonical Element Conjecture and the Syzygy Problem (with S.P. Dutta). Michigan Math. J. 57 (2008), 227-247.
- Approximate liftings in local algebra and a theorem of Grothendieck. Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 196 (2005), 185-202.
- Restriction of divisor classes to hypersurfaces in characteristic p (with Sandra Spiroff). Journal of Algebra 275 (2004), 801-814.
- The Baer splitting problem in the twenty first century. In the Special IJM volume celebrating the 100th anniversary of Reinhold Baer's birth, Illinois Journal of Math 47 (2003), 237-250.
- A graded syzygy theorem in mixed characteristic (with E.G. Evans). Mathematical Research Letters 8 (2001), 605-611.
- Induced formal deformations and the Cohen-Macaulay property. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 353 (2000), 77-93.

### Past Ph.D. students

Jean Hall Cook, 1971

Andrew R. Kustin, 1979

Matthew Miller, 1979

Dana Weston,
1986

Adam Richard Borek, 1993

Claudia Miller, 1997

Daniel Smith, 1999

Andrew Richardson, 2002

Sandra Spiroff, 2003

Hamid Kulosman, 2004