Michael Rapoport

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Michael Rapoport
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Born (1948-10-02) 2 October 1948 (age 68)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Nationality Austrian
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Bonn
Alma mater Paris-Sud 11 University
Doctoral advisor Pierre Deligne
Doctoral students Ulrich Görtz
Torsten Wedhorn
Peter Scholze
Known for Works on Shimura variety and Langlands program
Notable awards Leibniz Prize (1992)
Heinz Hopf Prize (2011)

Michael Rapoport (born 2 October 1948)[1] is a German mathematician.

Rapoport received his Ph.D. from Paris-Sud 11 University in 1976, under the supervision of Pierre Deligne.[2] He currently holds a chair for arithmetic algebraic geometry at the University of Bonn.[3] In 1992 he was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize,[4] in 1999 he won the Gay-Lussac–Humboldt Prize,[5] and he is the recipient of the 2011 Heinz Hopf Prize.[6]

Michael Rapoport is the son of Ingeborg Rapoport and Samuel Mitja Rapoport, and brother of Tom Rapoport, both renowned biochemists.


  1. ^ Member profile, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Univ. of Bonn, accessed 2011-12-17.
  2. ^ Michael Rapoport at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Faculty profile, Univ. of Bonn, accessed 2011-12-17.
  4. ^ List of Leibniz Prize winners from 1986 to 2011, DFG, accessed 2011-12-17.
  5. ^ Gay-Lussac/Humboldt-Preis für Professor Rapoport (in German), Univ. of Cologne, accessed 2011-12-17.
  6. ^ Laureate 2011, ETH Zurich Mathematics Department, accessed 2011-12-17.