Raphaël Rouquier

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Raphaël Rouquier
Born (1969-12-09) December 9, 1969 (age 47)[1]
Étampes, France[1]
Institutions CNRS
University of Leeds
University of Oxford
Alma mater Paris Diderot University[1][2]
Doctoral advisor Michel Broué[2] and J.G. Thompson[1]
Notable awards Whitehead Prize (2006)
Adams Prize (2009)

Raphaël Alexis Marcel Rouquier (born December 9, 1969) is a French mathematician and a professor of mathematics at UCLA.


Rouquier was born in Étampes, France.[3]

Rouquier studied at the École Normale Supérieure from 1988 to 1989 and from 1989 to 1990 for a DEA in mathematics at the under the direction of Michel Broué, where he continued to study for his PhD. Rouquier spent the second year of his PhD study at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of J. G. Thompson.[1]


He was hired by the CNRS in 1992 where he completed his PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1998–1999). He was appointed director of research there in 2003. From 2005 to 2006 he was Professor of Representation Theory at Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds[3] before moving to University of Oxford as the Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics.[4] In 2012, he moved to UCLA.[5] [6]

Awards and honors[edit]

He was awarded the Whitehead Prize in 2006[7] and the Adams Prize in 2009 for contributions to representation theory.[8][9] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "CURRICULUM VITAE" (PDF). Raphaël Rouquier at the CNRS. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b Raphaël Rouquier at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ a b "Who's Who 2009: New Names" (PDF). The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. ^ "On the move...". Times Higher Education. 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  5. ^ "UCLA website". 
  6. ^ "Oxford advertising his previous position" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Prizewinners 2006". Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society. 38 (05): 873–880. 2006. doi:10.1112/S0024609306019448. 
  8. ^ "'Representation Theory' work wins 2009 Adams Prize". 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  9. ^ "Raphaël Rouquier wins the 2009 Adams Prize". Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  10. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-07.

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