Miles Reid


Miles Reid
Miles Anthony Reid

Born January 30, 1948 (1948-01-30) (age 63)
Hoddesdon, England
Residence Warwick, UK
Institutions Christ's College, Cambridge
University of Warwick
Doctoral advisor Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne
Doctoral students Selma Altinok
Rebecca Barlow
Gavin Brown
Anita Buckley
Mirel Caibar
Alastair Craw
Duncan Dicks
Jonathan Fine
Anthony Fletcher
Kevin Houston
Rebecca Leng
Margarida Mendes Lopes
Jorge Neves
Nikolaos Nikoloudakis
Stavros Papadakis
Daniel Ryder
Nicholas Shepherd-Barron
Influenced Colin McLarty
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society (2002)
Senior Berwick Prize (2006)

Miles Reid (born 30 January 1948, Hoddesdon, England) is a mathematician who works in algebraic geometry.

He studied mathematics at Cambridge University, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1973 under the supervision of Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and Pierre Deligne.[1] He 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. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2002. He speaks Japanese and has given a lecture in Japanese.

Reid was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize in 2006 for his paper with Alessio Corti and Alexander Puklihkov, “Fano 3-fold hypersurfaces”, which made a big advance in the study of 3-dimensional algebraic varieties.[2]

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