Miles Reid
Miles Reid  

Born  Miles Anthony Reid 30 January 1948 
Alma mater  University of Cambridge 
Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  
Thesis  The Complete Intersection of Two or More Quadratics (1972) 
Doctoral advisor  
Doctoral students  
Website  homepages 
Miles Anthony Reid FRS (born 30 January 1948) is a mathematician who works in algebraic geometry.
Education
Reid studied the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge and obtained his Ph.D. in 1973 under the supervision of Peter SwinnertonDyer and Pierre Deligne.
Career
Reid was a research fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge from 1973 to 1978. He became a lecturer at the University of Warwick in 1978 and was appointed professor there in 1992. He has written two well known books: Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry and Undergraduate Commutative Algebra.
Awards and honours
Reid was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2002. In the same year, he participated as an Invited Speaker in the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing. Reid was awarded the Senior Berwick Prize in 2006 for his paper with Alessio Corti and Aleksandr Pukhlikov, "Fano 3fold hypersurfaces", which made a big advance in the study of 3dimensional algebraic varieties. In 2023 he was awarded the Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society.
Personal life
Reid speaks Japanese and Russian and has given lectures in Japanese.
Bibliography
His most famous book is
 Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press 1988 (ISBN 9780521356626) doi:10.1017/CBO9781139163699
Other books
 Undergraduate Commutative Algebra, Cambridge University Press 1995, doi:10.1017/CBO9781139172721
 with Balazs Szendroi: Geometry and Topology, Cambridge University Press 2007
His most famous translation is the two volume work by Shafarevich
 Basic Algebraic Geometry 1 (ISBN 9783642379550)
 Basic Algebraic Geometry 2 (ISBN 9783642380099)
 1948 births
 Living people
 People from Hoddesdon
 20thcentury English mathematicians
 21stcentury English mathematicians
 Algebraic geometers
 Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge
 Fellows of the Royal Society
 Academics of the University of Warwick
 Alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge
 British mathematician stubs