Miles Reid

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Miles Reid
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Born Miles Anthony Reid
(1948-01-30) 30 January 1948 (age 69)
Hoddesdon, England
Residence Kenilworth, UK
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Thesis The Complete Intersection of Two or More Quadratics (1972)
Doctoral advisor
Doctoral students
Influenced Colin McLarty

Miles Anthony Reid FRS (born 30 January 1948) is a mathematician who works in algebraic geometry.[2]


Reid studied the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge and obtained his Ph.D. in 1973 under the supervision of Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne.[1]


Reid 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.

Awards and honours[edit]

Reid was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2002. Reid was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize in 2006 for his paper with Alessio Corti and Aleksandr Pukhlikov, “Fano 3-fold hypersurfaces”, which made a big advance in the study of 3-dimensional algebraic varieties.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Reid speaks Japanese and has given lectures in Japanese.


  1. ^ a b c Miles Reid at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Bridgeland, T.; King, A.; Reid, M. (2001). "The McKay correspondence as an equivalence of derived categories". Journal of the American Mathematical Society. 14 (3): 535. doi:10.1090/S0894-0347-01-00368-X. 
  3. ^ "Senior Berwick Prize". Prize Winners 2006. LMS. 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2008-10-15.