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. Xavier will study the M.Sc. by research in Mathematics at Oxford.