Miles Reid

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Miles Anthony Reid
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Born (1948-01-30) January 30, 1948 (age 66)
Hoddesdon, England
Residence Kenilworth, UK
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Christ's College, Cambridge
University of Warwick
Alma mater Cambridge University
Doctoral advisor Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne
Doctoral students Kevin Houston
Nicholas Shepherd-Barron
Influenced Colin McLarty
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society (2002)
Senior Berwick Prize (2006)

Miles Anthony Reid FRS (born 30 January 1948) is a mathematician who works in algebraic geometry.

He studied mathematics at Cambridge University, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1973 under the supervision of Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne.[1] He was a research fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge from 1973 to 1978. He became a lecturer at the University of Warwick in 1978 and was appointed professor there in 1992. He has written two well known books: Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry and Undergraduate Commutative Algebra. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2002. He speaks Japanese and has given lectures in Japanese.

Reid was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize in 2006 for his paper with Alessio Corti and Alexander Puklihkov, “Fano 3-fold hypersurfaces”, which made a big advance in the study of 3-dimensional algebraic varieties.[2]


  1. ^ Miles Reid at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "Senior Berwick Prize". Prize Winners 2006. LMS. 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 

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