Curriculum Vitae

Pierre R. Deligne

Born: October 3, 1944 at Etterbeek (Belgium)


Primary School:   9/50 to 6/56 at Schaerbeek (Belgium)

Secondary School:   9/56 to 6/62 at Brussels (Belgium): Athénée Adolphe Max

University of Brussels:   9/62 to 7/66: mathematics
In the academic year 65/66 I was concurrently a foreign student (pensionnaire étranger) at

Ecole Normale Supérieure:   9/65 to 5/66: 45 Rue d’Ulm, Paris (France)

At the University of Brussels, I received degrees which are the equivalent of the American B.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics;

B.A.:   Licence en mathématiques, 7/66
Ph.D.:   Doctorat en mathématiques, 11/68

I received the equivalent of the Ph.D. also from the University of Paris-Sud (France):

Ph.D.:   Doctorat d’Etat des Sciences Mathématiques, 2/72

Employment history

9/67 to 8/68:  Aspirant (= junior scientist) at F.N.R.S. (Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique, Brussels, Belgium) and concurrently guest at IHES (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France)

9/68 to 1/70:  Visiting member at IHES

2/70 to 9/84:  Permanent member at IHES

9/84 to present:  Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, Emeritus since 2008

Awards, Academic Honors

6/74 François Deruyts Prize, awarded by the Belgium Royal Academy (Period 70-74)
12/74 Henri Poincaré medal, awarded by the Academy of Sciences (Paris)
6/75 Quinquennal prize “doctor A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart” for the period 1971-1975 (for mathematics, physics, and chemistry), awarded by the F.N.R.S. (the Belgian analogue of the National Science Foundation)
7/78 Fields medal, awarded at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Helsinki, 1978
9/88 Crafoord prize (Stockholm). Awarded jointly to A. Grothendieck and P. Deligne
1978 Membre associé étranger, Académie des Sciences, Paris
1978 Foreign honorary member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
5/89 Doctor honoris causa of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
3/94 Membre associé, Académie Royale de Belgique
1/95 Doctor honoris causa of Ecole Normale Supérieure
9/95 Honorary member of Moscow Mathematical Society
6/03 Honorary member of the London Mathematical Society
10/03 Foreign member, Accademia nazionale dei Lincei
11/04 Balzan Prize in Mathematics
5/07 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences
2/08 Wolf Prize, Awarded jointly to P. Deligne, P. Griffiths, and D. Mumford
2/09 Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
4/09 Member of the American Philosophical Society
5/13 Abel Prize
10/16 Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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