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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 Kurdish 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". He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2018, "for his proof of boundedness of Fano varieties and contributions to the minimal model program". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caucher Birkar has received more than 343,748 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Caucher Birkar is the 836th most popular mathematician (down from 788th in 2019), the 370th most popular biography from Iran (down from 345th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Iranian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Caucher Birkar ranks 836 out of 823Before him are Cécile DeWitt-Morette, Robert Daniel Carmichael, Diederik Korteweg, Richard Borcherds, Martin Davis, and Poul Heegaard. After him are Demetrios Christodoulou, Edward Charles Titchmarsh, Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, I. J. Good, Ken Ribet, and George Salmon.

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Among people born in 1978, Caucher Birkar ranks 208Before him are Marcelo Zalayeta, Ludwika Paleta, Estella Warren, Danna García, Chelsea Peretti, and Ringo Sheena. After him are Madeline Miller, Thor Hushovd, Jérôme Rothen, Vanness Wu, Bajrakitiyabha, and Emile Heskey.

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Among people born in Iran, Caucher Birkar ranks 370 out of 528Before him are Mina Ahadi (1956), Ali Karimi (1978), Matt Ghaffari (1961), Manouchehr Mottaki (1953), Aylar Lie (1984), and Eshaq Jahangiri (1958). After him are Parviz Parastui (1955), Ahmad NikTalab (1934), Hossein Sheikholeslam (1952), Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977), Nazanin Boniadi (1979), and Mohammad Reza Aref (1951).

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Among mathematicians born in Iran, Caucher Birkar ranks 10Before him are Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Al-Khazini (1077), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), Maryam Mirzakhani (1977), and Al-Nayrizi (865).