Enrico Bombieri

Enrico Bombieri
Professor Emeritus
School of Mathematics

Enrico Bombieri, a Fields Medalist for his work on the large sieve and its application to the distribution of prime numbers, is one of the world’s leading authorities on number theory and analysis. His work ranges from analytic number theory to algebra and algebraic geometry, and the partial differential equations of minimal surfaces. In the past decade, his main contributions have been in the active area of Diophantine approximation and Diophantine geometry, exploring questions on how to solve equations and inequalities in integers and rational numbers. Some of the above topics, in particular those related to prime number theory, have potential practical applications to cryptography and security of data transmission and identification.

Università degli Studi di Milano, Ph.D. 1963; Università di Pisa, Professor 1966–74; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Professor 1974–77; Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1974, Professor 1977–84, IBM von Neumann Professor 1984–2011, Professor Emeritus 2011; Academia Europaea, Foreign Member; Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, Foreign Member; Accademia Nazionale dei XL, Rome, Member; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, National Member; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow; National Academy of Sciences, Member; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member; Fields Medal 1974; Feltrinelli Prize 1976; Balzan Prize 1980; Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica, Italy, 2002; Premio Internazionale Pitagora 2006; American Mathematical Society, Joseph Doob Prize 2008; King Faisal International Prize 2010


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