Professor Jean-Pierre Serre ForMemRS
Jean-Pierre Serre is a Fields Medal-winning French mathematician who has made significant contributions in the fields of algebraic geometry, number theory and topology. Jean-Pierre’s work has successfully established a new foundation for algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.
Highlights of Jean-Pierre’s research include his work on computing the homotopy groups of spheres and his contributions to Galois representations, which helped to pave the way to the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. In addition, he is the author of a number of popular books on mathematics.
Jean-Pierre has received many accolades in recognition of his work, including the Fields Medal in 1954, the Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 2000 and the first Abel Prize, in 2003. He has also been elected to the membership of a variety of other prestigious scientific organisations, including the American Mathematical Society, the French Académie des sciences and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters.