April 9-11, 2013, MS 6627 3-4 PM
Jean-Pierre Wintenberger was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1954. He got his first thesis in 1978 and his Thèse d'Etat (Habilitation) in 1984 in Grenoble, under the supervision of Jean-Marc Fontaine. He held the position of researcher in CNRS from 1978 to 1991, first in Grenoble then in Orsay. He has been a professor in Université de Strasbourg since 1991. He is member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2007, received in 2008 the Prix Thérèse Gautier from French Academy of Science, and was an invited speaker in the Number Theory Section at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Hyderabad, India, in August 2010. In 2011, Wintenberger was awarded the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory along with Chandrashekhar Khare for their proof of Serre's modularity conjecture.