Caucher Birkar

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Caucher Birkar (Kurdish: کۆچەر بیرکار/Koçer Bîrkar‎, lit. 'migrant mathematician'; born Fereydoun Derakhshani (Persian: فریدون درخشانی‎); July 1978) is a China-based Kurdish mathematician and a professor at Tsinghua University and 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, the AMS Moore Prize for the article "Existence of minimal models for varieties of log general type", Journal of the AMS (2010) (joint with P. Cascini, C. Hacon and J. McKernan). 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 265,317 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Caucher Birkar is the 790th most popular mathematician (down from 727th in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from Iran (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iranian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Caucher Birkar ranks 790 out of 828Before him are J. H. C. Whitehead, James Waddell Alexander II, Neil Sloane, W. T. Tutte, Cathleen Synge Morawetz, and Andrei Okounkov. After him are Michael Aschbacher, Hanna Neumann, Harish-Chandra, Fan Chung, Martin David Kruskal, and Peter Scholze.

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Among people born in 1978, Caucher Birkar ranks 242Before him are Ian Anthony Dale, Kuno Becker, Hossein Rezazadeh, Jamie Clayton, Veerle Baetens, and Celestine Babayaro. After him are Homare Sawa, Devon Sawa, Dominik Hrbatý, Rory Kinnear, Simone Barone, and Pablo Schreiber.

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Among people born in Iran, Caucher Birkar ranks 345 out of 463Before him are Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), Kayhan Kalhor (1963), Manouchehr Mottaki (1953), Jasmin Tabatabai (1967), Hossein Rezazadeh (1978), and Vahid Hashemian (1976). After him are Shahab Hosseini (1974), Javad Nekounam (1980), Khodadad Azizi (1971), Hossein Shahabi (1967), Cumrun Vafa (1960), and Hadi Khosroshahi (1939).

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Among mathematicians born in Iran, Caucher Birkar ranks 8Before him are Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Al-Karaji (953), Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), and Maryam Mirzakhani (1977).