Professor Emeritus

Pierre Deligne

School of Mathematics
Field of Study

Pierre Deligne is known for his work in algebraic geometry and number theory. He pursues a fundamental understanding of the basic objects of arithmetical algebraic geometry—motive, L-functions, Shimura varieties—and applies the methods of algebraic geometry to trigonometrical sums, linear differential equations and their monodromy, representations of finite groups, and quantization deformation. His research includes work on Hilbert’s twenty-first problem, Hodge theory, the relations between modular forms, Galois representations and L-series, the theory of moduli, tannakian categories, and configurations of hyperplanes.

Fields Medalist, 1978

Abel Prize Laureate, 2013

Dates at IAS

Emeritus: Mathematics


Faculty: Mathematics


Visitor: Mathematics


Member: Mathematics

2/19776/1977 Spring

Member: Mathematics

Université Paris-Sud 11 Ph.D., 1972
Université Libre de Bruxelles Ph.D., 1968
Université Libre de Bruxelles B.A., 1966
Awards: Abel Prize 2013; Wolf Prize 2008; Belgian Federal Government, Viscount 2007; Balzan Prize 2004; Crafoord Prize 1988; Fields Medal 1978; A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart Prize 1975; François Deruyts Prize 1974; Henri Poincaré Medal 1974
Memberships: Académie des Sciences, Institut de France; Académie Royale de Belgique; Accademia dei Lincei; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society; London Mathematical Society; Moscow Mathematical Society; National Academy of Sciences; Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques 1968–1984 Permanent Member 1970–84, Visiting Member 1968–70
Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium 1967–1968 Junior Scientist