|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 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.
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