Lucien Szpiro

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Lucien Szpiro
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Born 23 December 1941
Nationality French
Alma mater Paris-Sud 11 University
Known for Szpiro's conjecture
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions City University of New York
Doctoral advisor Pierre Samuel
Maurice Auslander
Doctoral students Ahmed Abbes
Laurent Moret-Bailly
Emmanuel Ullmo
Shou-Wu Zhang

Lucien Szpiro is a French mathematician, known for his work in number theory, arithmetic algebraic geometry, and commutative algebra.

He attended Paris-Sud 11 University where he earned his Ph.D. under Pierre Samuel and Maurice Auslander. He then taught at Paris-Sud 11, Columbia University, and the City University of New York.

He is known for Szpiro's conjecture, which is related to the abc conjecture.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[1]


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