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Jean-Pierre Serre, Fields medal winner 1954

Jean-Pierre Serre has made contributions in the fields of algebraic geometry, number theory and topology. Serre was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris from 1945 to 1948 and obtained his doctorate from the Paris Faculty of Science (the predecessor to UPMC) in 1951.

From 1948 to 1954 he held positions at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Paris.

In 1956, he was elected professor at the Collège de France, a position he held until his retirement in 1994. In 2003, Jean-Pierre Serre was awarded the prestigious Abel Prize.