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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 50)
Alma materTel Aviv University
Known forNagata–Biran conjecture
AwardsErdős Prize (2006)
EMS Prize (2004)
Oberwolfach Prize (2003)
Scientific career
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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