Miles Anthony Reid
30 January 1948
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Thesis||The Complete Intersection of Two or More Quadratics (1972)|
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.
His most famous book is
- Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press 1988 (ISBN 978-0521356626) doi:10.1017/CBO9781139163699
- 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
- Miles Reid at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- 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.
- "Senior Berwick Prize". Prize Winners 2006. LMS. 19 June 2006. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2008.