Past Member

Gerd Faltings

Affiliation

Mathematics

Home Institution

Max Planck Institut Fur Mathematik

From the King Faisal Prize:

"Professor Faltings has made groundbreaking contributions to algebraic geometry and number theory. His work combines ingenuity, vision and technical power. He has introduced stunning new tools and techniques, which are now constantly used in modern mathematics. His deep insights into the p-adic cohomology of algebraic varieties have been crucial to modern developments in number theory. His work on moduli spaces of abelian varieties has had great influence on arithmetic algebraic geometry. He has introduced new geometric ideas and techniques in the theory of Diophantine approximation, leading to his proof of Lang’s conjecture on rational points of abelian varieties and to a far-reaching generalization of the subspace theorem. Professor Faltings has also made important contributions to the theory of vector bundles on algebraic curves with his proof of the Verlinde formula."

King Faisal Prize, 2014

Fields Medalist, 1986

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics
Fall

Degrees

University of Münster
Ph.D.
1978

Honors

1986
Fields Medal