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Name  Nicholas Shepherd-Barron
Role  Mathematician

Doctoral advisor  Miles Reid
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Born  March 17, 1955 (age 60) Gonzalia (1955-03-17)
Institutions  University of Cambridge, King's College London
Thesis  Some Questions on Singularities in Two and Three Dimensions (1981)
Doctoral students  Thomas Fisher Gabor Megyesi Helena Verrill Jan Wierzba
Education  Trinity College, Cambridge, Winchester College

Residence  Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Nicholas Ian Shepherd-Barron, FRS (born 17 March 1955), is a British mathematician working in algebraic geometry. He is, since 2013, professor of mathematics at King's College London, having moved there from his previous position at the University of Cambridge. Having been a Fellow for more than 20 years, Shepherd-Barron retains a life Fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge.



He was a scholar of Winchester College. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Warwick in 1981 under the supervision of Miles Reid.

Career and research

He worked initially in the area of birational geometry and Mori theory. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006. He works on the classification of higher-dimensional varieties.

Personal life

He is the son of John Shepherd-Barron, a Scottish inventor.


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