Kai Behrend

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Kai Behrend
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Born Hamburg
Residence Canada
Nationality German
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
University of British Columbia
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley,
Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Arthur Ogus
Other academic advisors Günter Harder
Notable awards Coxeter–James Prize, 2001
Jeffery–Williams Prize, 2011

Kai Behrend is a German mathematician. He is a professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

His work is in algebraic geometry and he has made important contributions in the theory of algebraic stacks, Gromov–Witten invariants and Donaldson–Thomas theory. Perhaps, he is best known for Behrend's formula, the generalization of the Grothendieck–Lefschetz trace formula to algebraic stacks. He is the recipient of the 2001 Coxeter–James Prize[1] and the 2011 Jeffery–Williams Prize.[2]


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