Miles Reid

Miles Anthony Reid FRS (born 30 January 1948) is a mathematician who works in algebraic geometry.[2]

Miles Reid
Born
Miles Anthony Reid

(1948-01-30) 30 January 1948
ResidenceKenilworth, UK
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Institutions
ThesisThe Complete Intersection of Two or More Quadratics (1972)
Doctoral advisor
Doctoral students
InfluencedColin McLarty
Websitehomepages.warwick.ac.uk/~masda

Education

Reid studied the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge and obtained his Ph.D. in 1973 under the supervision of Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne.[1]

Career

Reid was a research fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge from 1973 to 1978. He became a lecturer at the University of Warwick in 1978 and was appointed professor there in 1992. He has written two well known books: Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry and Undergraduate Commutative Algebra.

Awards and honours

Reid was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2002. Reid was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize in 2006 for his paper with Alessio Corti and Aleksandr Pukhlikov, "Fano 3-fold hypersurfaces", which made a big advance in the study of 3-dimensional algebraic varieties.[3]

Personal life

Reid speaks Japanese and Russian and has given lectures in Japanese.

Bibliography

His most famous book is

  • Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press 1988 (ISBN 978-0521356626) doi:10.1017/CBO9781139163699

Other books

  • Undergraduate commutative algebra, Cambridge University Press 1995, doi:10.1017/CBO9781139172721
  • with Balazs Szendroi: Geometry and topology, Cambridge University Press 2007

His most famous translation is the two volume work by Shafarevich

  • Basic Algebraic Geometry 1 (ISBN 978-3642379550)
  • Basic Algebraic Geometry 2 (ISBN 978-3642380099)

References

  1. Miles Reid at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. Bridgeland, T.; King, A.; Reid, M. (2001). "The McKay correspondence as an equivalence of derived categories". Journal of the American Mathematical Society. 14 (3): 535. doi:10.1090/S0894-0347-01-00368-X.
  3. "Senior Berwick Prize". Prize Winners 2006. LMS. 19 June 2006. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2008.


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