Michel Raynaud

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Not to be confused with his wife Michèle Raynaud, who is also a French mathematician working in algebraic geometry.

Michel Raynaud
Born (1938-06-16) 16 June 1938 (age 78)
Riom, France
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Paris-Sud 11 University
Alma mater Paris-Sud 11 University
Doctoral advisor Alexander Grothendieck
Doctoral students Lucile Begueri
Renee Elkik
Arnaud Soucaris
Known for Proving the Abhyankar's conjecture, Manin-Mumford conjecture
Notable awards Cole Prize (1995)
Prize Ampère (1987)

Michel Raynaud (French: [ʁɛno]; born 16 June 1938) is a French mathematician working in algebraic geometry. Since 1967 he has been a professor at Paris-Sud 11 University.

In 1983 he published a proof of the Manin-Mumford conjecture.[1]

In 1970 Raynaud was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians at Nice. In 1987 he received the Prize Ampère from the Académie des Sciences. In 1995 he received the Cole Prize, together with David Harbater, for his solution of the Abhyankar conjecture.

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  1. ^ Raynaud, Michel (1983). "Sous-variétés d'une variété abélienne et points de torsion". In Artin, Michael; Tate, John. Arithmetic and geometry. Papers dedicated to I. R. Shafarevich on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Vol. I: Arithmetic. Progress in Mathematics (in French). 35. Birkhauser-Boston. pp. 327–352. Zbl 0581.14031. 

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