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Prof Mohamed Saidi

Professor of Pure Mathematics


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Born in Algiers (Algeria). Attended school, junior school, and High school in Algeria.
Graduated from Constantine university in Mathematics (option analysis) (Jun 1990).
DEA in Pure Mathematics from Universitie Bordeaux I. Mention tres bien (Sep 1991).
PhD in Pure Mathematics from Universitie Bordeaux I under the supervision of Prof. Michel Matignon. Mention felicitations des membres du jury (Jun 1994).
Post-Doc at Munster University (Germany), with Prof. S. Bosch, (Sep 1994 - Sep 1995).
Post-Doc at the Max-Planck Institut for Mathematics in Bonn (Germany) (Oct 1994 - Dec 1994).
Post-Doc at Heidelberg university (Germany), with Prof. B.H.Matzat (Jun 1996- Aug 1997).
Post-Doc at Bonn-University (Germany), with Prof. F.Pop, (Sep 1997 - Jul 1999).
Visiting Professor at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) (Aug 1998 - Sep 1998).
Post-Doc at MSRI (Berkley), special Galois semester, (Aug 1999 - Dec 1999).
Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at Durham University (UK) (Jan 2000 - Jul 1004).
Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck-Institut for Mathematics in Bonn (Germany), (Mar 2003 - Jun 2004). Reader at Exeter University (Jul 2004 onwards).
Visiting Professor at the Research Institut for Mathematical Sciences (Kyoto university), (Sep 2005 - Oct 2006).

Languages: Arabic, French, English, German, some Japanese.

Research Interests

I am interested in several areas related to arithmetic geometry, algebraic geometry and number theory. This includes:

  • The anabelian geometry of curves over finite, p-adic, and number fields .
  • The structure of fundamental groups in positive characteristics.
  • Liftings and degeneration of covers of curves, semi-stable reduction of covers of arithmetic curves.
  • Ramification theory.
  • Fields of Moduli of covers.
  • Inverse Galois problems over Q, Q(T) and F_p(T).
  • Rigid analytic geometry.

Teaching Interests

I have an experience in teaching the following courses :

  • Number theory.
  • Real analysis.
  • Complex analysis.
  • Algebra.
  • Group Theory.
  • Representation of finite groups.

Other Relevant Information

I have been awarder an Advanced EPSRC Fellowship Oct 2002 - Sep 2007.

I am co-organizing with John Coates, Peter Schneider, Minhyong Kim and Florian Pop a special semester at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge on "Non-abelian Fundamental Groups in Arithmetic Geometry" from Jul - Dec 2009, for more details, see:

Refereed papers for the American Journal of Mathematics, Publication of RIMS kyoto university, Compositio, Journal of Algebra.

I have been external examiner in PHD examinations.

Qualifications PhD in Pure Mathematics