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Prof. Dr.

Paul Biran

Year of election: 2013
Section: Mathematics
City: Zurich
Country: Switzerland
CV Paul Biran - Deutsch (pdf)


His research interests include symplectic topology and algebraic geometry. Earlier in his career he contributed to the theory of symplectic embeddings and in particular completed the solution of the symplectic packing problem in dimension four, a problem initiated by Gromov and further developed by McDuff-Polterovich.

His later contributions include works on symplectic intersections, decompositions of symplectic manifolds and studies on Lagrangian submanifolds. More recently he has been working on problems concerned with Lagrangian topology and its applications to geometry and dynamics.


  • since 2009 Professor for Mathematics, Departement Mathematik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008 Professor, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2005 Associate Professor, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1999 Lecturer, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1997-1999 Szegö Assistant Professor, Stanford University, USA
  • 1997 Ph.D., University of Tel Aviv, Israel

Honours and Memberships

  • since 2013 Member of the National Academof Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2006 Erdös Prize
  • 2004 Prize of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)
  • 2003 Oberwolfach-Preis, Gesellschaft für mathematische Forschung
  • 1998 Landau Research Award




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E-Mail archiv @leopoldina.org

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