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Professor Nicholas Shepherd-Barron


Title: Professor in Geometry

Telephone: +44 020 7848 2975


Office: S5.23, Strand Building, Strand Campus

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Nicholas Ian Shepherd-Barron, 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 Cambridge University.  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 PhD at the University of Warwick in 1981 under the supervision of Miles Reid.  He worked initially in the area of birational geometry and Mori theory.  He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006.  His work has had a major impact on modern work on classification of higher-dimensional varieties.

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


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