Caucher Birkar

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Caucher Birkar (Kurdish: کۆچەر بیرکار, romanized: Koçer Bîrkar, lit. 'migrant mathematician'; born Fereydoun Derakhshani (Persian: فریدون درخشانی); July 1978) is an Iranian mathematician and a professor at Tsinghua University and at the University of Cambridge. Birkar is an important contributor to modern birational geometry. In 2010 he received the Leverhulme Prize in mathematics and statistics for his contributions to algebraic geometry, and in 2016, shared the AMS Moore Prize for the article "Existence of minimal models for varieties of log general type". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caucher Birkar has received more than 351,429 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Caucher Birkar is the 894th most popular mathematician (down from 834th in 2019), the 427th most popular biography from Iran (down from 370th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Iranian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Caucher Birkar ranks 894 out of 1,004Before him are Hjalmar Mellin, Richard K. Guy, Mikhail Suslin, Poul Heegaard, Robin Hartshorne, and Yury Osipov. After him are Clifford Truesdell, Daina Taimiņa, Adele Goldstine, Demetrios Christodoulou, James Lighthill, and Phillip Griffiths.

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Among people born in 1978, Caucher Birkar ranks 199Before him are Mosab Hassan Yousef, Nicholle Tom, Daniel Risch, Igor Bišćan, Celestine Babayaro, and Will Champion. After him are Jay Hernandez, Jun Fukuyama, Tia Hellebaut, Duncan James, Arne Slot, and Estella Warren.

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Among people born in Iran, Caucher Birkar ranks 427 out of 631Before him are Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977), Manouchehr Mottaki (1953), Eshaq Jahangiri (1958), Afshin Ghotbi (1964), Aylar Lie (1984), and Mohammad Reza Aref (1951). After him are Karim Bagheri (1974), Yahya Golmohammadi (1971), Masoumeh Ebtekar (1960), Ahmad NikTalab (1934), Parviz Parastui (1955), and Gholam Hossein Mazloumi (1950).

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Among mathematicians born in Iran, Caucher Birkar ranks 17Before him are Kamāl al-Dīn al-Fārisī (1265), Al-Mahani (820), Kushyar Gilani (971), Al-Nayrizi (865), Abu Said Gorgani (850), and Al-Birjandi (null).