Richard Borcherds

1959 - Today

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Richard Ewen Borcherds (; born 29 November 1959) is a British mathematician currently working in quantum field theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Borcherds has received more than 144,215 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Richard Borcherds is the 762nd most popular mathematician (down from 710th in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 114th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular South African Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Richard Borcherds ranks 762 out of 828Before him are Vladimir Voevodsky, Christoph Gudermann, Shinichi Mochizuki, Laurent Lafforgue, Nathan Jacobson, and James Lighthill. After him are Charles Hutton, Joseph Wedderburn, Vaughan Jones, Stanislav Smirnov, Marston Morse, and Yury Osipov.

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Among people born in 1959, Richard Borcherds ranks 329Before him are Hal Hartley, Rineke Dijkstra, Zabou Breitman, Dan Gilroy, Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Marcos Alonso. After him are Alexander Belostenny, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Vagiz Khidiyatullin, Tamara Tunie, Chingiz Abdullayev, and Roberto Fiore.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Richard Borcherds ranks 137 out of 312Before him are Ernie Pieterse (1938), Jackie Pretorius (1934), Gavin Hood (1963), Peter de Klerk (1935), Lucky Dube (1910), and Corrie Sanders (1966). After him are Johan Kriek (1958), Mzilikazi (1790), Helen Zille (1951), Paddy Driver (1934), Frew McMillan (1942), and Ruth First (1925).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In South Africa

Among mathematicians born in South Africa, Richard Borcherds ranks 3Before him are Seymour Papert (1928) and Claude Chevalley (1909). After him are Peter Sarnak (1953).