Past Visitor

Jean-Pierre Serre

Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Mathematics

From the Abel Prize:

"Serre developed revolutionary algebraic methods for studying topology, and in particular studied the transformations between spheres of higher dimensions. He is responsible for a spectacular clarification of the work of the Italian algebraic geometers by introducing and developing the right algebraic machinery for determining when their geometric construction worked…Serre´s magnificent work…extends in many ways the mathematical ideas introduced by Abel, in particular his proof of the impossibility of solving the 5th degree equation by radicals, and his analytic techniques for the study of polynomial equations in two variables. Serre´s research has been vital in setting the stage for many of the most celebrated recent breakthroughs, including the proof by Wiles of Fermat´s Last Theorem."

Abel Prize Laureate, 2003

Fields Medalist, 1954

Dates at IAS
Visitor
  • Mathematics
9/199911/1999 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
9/198312/1983 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19784/1978 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
9/197212/1972 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
9/197012/1970 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
9/196712/1967 Fall
Visitor
  • Mathematics
11/196312/1963 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
11/196212/1962 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
9/196112/1961 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
8/195912/1959
Member
  • Mathematics
8/195712/1957
Member
  • Mathematics
10/195612/1956 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19554/1956
Degrees
University of Paris D d'État, 1951
Honors
Honorary Degree 2008
Honorary Degree 2006
Honorary Degree 2004
Abel Prize (Norway) 2003
Wolf Prize (Israel) 2000
Médaille d'or CNRS (France) 1987
Balzan Prize (Switzerland) 1985
Fields Medal (IMU Amsterdam) 1954