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.

Life[edit]

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.

Work[edit]

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.

Honors and awards[edit]

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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