Caucher Birkar

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Caucher Birkar (born July 1978, in Marivan, Kurdistan Province, Iran, as Fereydon Derakhshani فریدون درخشانی) is an Iranian mathematician and a professor at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2018, "for his proof of boundedness of Fano varieties and contributions to the minimal model problem".

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"An innovator who brings order to an infinitude of equations" Quanta Magazine (2018)[edit]

Kevin Hartnett (1 August 2018), "An innovator who brings order to an infinitude of equations", Quanta Magazine.

  • In Tehran university, at the math club, where I was studying the pictures of Fields medalists were lining the walls. I looked at them and said to myself, ‘Will I ever meet one of these people?’ At that time in Iran, I couldn’t even know that I’d be able to go to the West.
  • To go from the point that I didn’t imagine meeting these people to the point where someday I hold a medal myself — I just couldn’t imagine that this would come true.
  • I read all these books and I had the feeling that just reading things is not enough. I also wanted to create my own stuff, to create something new.

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