Enrico Bombieri

Professor Emeritus
School of Mathematics

Number Theory

Affiliation

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.

Fields Medalist, 1974

Dates at IAS

Emeritus
School of Mathematics
Faculty
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics
Spring

Degrees

Università degli Studi di Milano
Ph.D.
1963

Honors

Awards: Crafoord Prize 2020; Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation, Lifetime Achievement Award 2015; King Faisal International Prize 2010; American Mathematical Society, Joseph Doob Prize 2008; Premio Internazionale Pitagora 2006; Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica, Italy, 2002; Balzan Prize 1980; Feltrinelli Prize 1976; Fields Medal 1974
Memberships: Academia Europaea; Académie des Sciences, Institut de France; Accademia Nazionale dei XL, Rome; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; National Academy of Sciences; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Appointments

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Professor
Università di Pisa
Professor