|Miles Anthony Reid|
January 30, 1948 |
|Institutions||Christ's College, Cambridge
University of Warwick
|Alma mater||Cambridge University|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne|
|Doctoral students||Kevin Houston
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society (2002)
Senior Berwick Prize (2006)
He studied mathematics at Cambridge University, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1973 under the supervision of Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne. 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 a lecture 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.
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