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Michel Raynaud
Born(1938-06-16)16 June 1938
Riom, France
Died10 March 2018(2018-03-10) (aged 79)
Paris, France
InstitutionsParis-Sud 11 University
Alma materParis-Sud 11 University
Doctoral advisorAlexander Grothendieck
Known forProving the Abhyankar's conjecture, Manin-Mumford conjecture
Notable awardsCole Prize (1995)
Prize Ampère (1987)

Michel Raynaud (French: [ʁɛno]; 16 June 1938 – 10 March 2018) was a French mathematician. He worked in algebraic geometry. He was a professor at Paris-Sud 11 University. In 1987 he received the Prize Ampère from the Académie des Sciences. In 1995 he received the Cole Prize, together with David Harbater, for his solution of the Abhyankar conjecture.

In 1983 he published a proof of the Manin-Mumford conjecture.[1]

Raynaud died in Paris on 10 March 2018 at the age of 79.[2]


  1. Raynaud, Michel (1983). "Sous-variétés d'une variété abélienne et points de torsion". In Artin, Michael; Tate, John (in French). Arithmetic and geometry. Papers dedicated to I. R. Shafarevich on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Vol. I: Arithmetic. Progress in Mathematics. 35. Birkhauser-Boston. pp. 327–352. 
  2. Gassiat, Elisabeth (March 2018). "Décès de Michel Raynaud" (in fr).