Arnaud Beauville

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Arnaud Beauville (* 1947 in Bologne ) is a French mathematician who deals with complex algebraic geometry .

Arnaud Beauville (2008)


Beauville studied from 1966 at the École normal supérieure and received his doctorate in 1977 under Jean-Louis Verdier at the University of Paris VII (Denis Diderot) ( Variétés de Prym et applications , partly published in Prym Varieties and the Schottky Problem , Inventiones Mathematicae , Vol. 41 , 1977, p. 149). He was a professor at the University of Angers and the University of Paris-South XI in Orsay and is currently professor at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (Laboratoire J.-A. Dieudonné des CNRS ).

Among other things, Beauville deals with the Schottky problem, that is, the characterization of the Jacobi varieties among the Abelian varieties , algebraic surfaces, connections of algebraic geometry to conformal field theory.

In 1986 he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Berkeley ( geometric approach to the Schottky problem ). For 2013 he was awarded the Prix ​​Ampère . He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society . In 2016 he was elected a member of the Academia Europaea .

He is a member of Bourbaki .

His PhD students include Claire Voisin and Olivier Debarre .


  • Complex algebraic surfaces. = Surfaces algébriques complexes (= London Mathematical Society. Lecture Note Series. 68). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge et al. 1983, ISBN 0-521-28815-0 .
  • The problem of Schottky and the conjecture of Novikov. In: Séminaire Bourbaki. Exposés. No. 669-685, 1986/1987 = Astérisque. No. 152-153, 1987, pp. 101-112, ( digital version (PDF; 1.03 MB) ).
  • Riemannian holonomy and algebraic geometry. In: L´Enseignement Mathématique. Vol. 53, 2007, pp. 97-126, ( online ).

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Individual evidence

  1. Maurice Mashaal Bourbaki , AMS 2006, p. 17, the members are quoted at a meeting in 1995