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Paul Ian Biran (Hebrew: פאול בירן‎; born 25 February 1969) is an Israeli mathematician. He holds a chair at the ETH Zurich. His research interests include symplectic geometry and algebraic geometry.

Paul Biran
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Born (1969-02-25) 25 February 1969 (age 49)
NationalityIsraeli
Alma materTel Aviv University
AwardsErdős Prize (2006)
EMS Prize (2004)
Oberwolfach Prize (2003)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsETH Zurich
Doctoral advisorLeonid Polterovich

Born in Romania, Biran's family moved to Israel in 1971. He attended Tel Aviv University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1997 under supervision of Leonid Polterovich (thesis: Geometry of Symplectic Packing).

Biran was awarded the Oberwolfach Prize in 2003, the EMS Prize in 2004, and the Erdős Prize in 2006.

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