Yves Colin de Verdière

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Yves Colin de Verdière
Nationality  France
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Joseph Fourier University
Alma mater Paris Diderot University
Doctoral advisor Marcel Berger
Doctoral students Laurent Guillopé

Yves Colin de Verdière is a French mathematician.


He studied at the ENS in the late 1960s, obtained his PhD in 1973, and then spent the bulk of his working life in Grenoble. He retired in December 2005.


He is known for work in spectral theory, in particular on the semiclassical limit of quantum mechanics (including quantum chaos); in graph theory where he introduced a new graph invariant, the Colin de Verdière graph invariant; and on a variety of other subjects within Riemannian geometry and Number theory.

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His contributions have been recognized by several awards: senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France from 1991 to 2001; Ampère Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 1999; Fellow of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2005. He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1986 at Berkeley.

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