Current Place of Residence: Houston, Texas
University: Harvard University
Current/Recent Course: AB Mathematics
Harold Xavier Gonzalez, Houston, is a senior concentrating in mathematics at Harvard. His junior summer he researched in the field of “Moonshine,” the unexpected connection between modular forms and finite symmetry groups. Xavier is a letterman in varsity tennis and the USTA national grass-court champion in men’s doubles. He won First Prize in the Harvard Book Collecting Contest and Third Prize in the National Collegiate Contest. He presented a paper at the Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference and advises college freshmen. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His professional goals are to promote the public interest in math and to use math and its methods to promote the public interest.