Pilar BayerPilar Bayer photographied by Marcel·lí Bayer

Emeritus Professor at the University of Barcelona

Short biography

Pilar Bayer is currently Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Barcelona. She graduated in mathematics at the University of Barcelona in 1968 and obtained her PhD in mathematics at the same university in 1975. Previously, in 1967, she qualified as a piano teacher at the Municipal Conservatory of Music of Barcelona. Her research field is number theory. Her publications focus on zeta functions, diophantine equations, automorphic forms, elliptic curves, modular curves and Shimura curves. She has supervised 15 PhD theses and numerous research projects in these areas. She has given lectures, and seminars at universities and research centres in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and Tunisia.

Current and previous positions

She has been a lecturer at the University of Barcelona (1968-1975), Autonomous University of Barcelona (1969-1977; 1981-1982), Regensburg Universität (Germany, 1977-1980) and University of Cantabria (1980-1981). In 1982, she became full professor of Algebra at the University of Barcelona.

Awards and distinctions

In 1998 she was awarded the Narcís Monturiol Medal for scientific and technological achievement by the Catalan government. In 2004 she was named Emmy-Noether-Professorin by the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. In 2015 she has been awarded the Honor Medal of the The Vives Network.

Selected papers

  • Bayer, P.; Remón, D.: A reduction point algorithm for cocompact Fuchsian groups and applications. Adv. Math. Commun. 8 (2014), 223-239.
  • Bayer, P., Travesa, A., Guàrdia, J.: Arrels germàniques de la matemàtica contemporània (in Catalan). Institut d’Estudis Catalans, 2012; xvi + 766 pages. ISBN: 9788499651194.
  • Bayer, P.: Jean-Pierre Serre: An Overwiew on his Work. In the book The Abel Prize. The first five years: 2003-2007. Springer, H. Holden; R. Piene (eds.). p. 27-84. NY, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-642-01372-0.
  • Alsina, M.; Bayer, P.: Quaternion orders, quadratic forms and Shimura Curves. CRM Monograph Series. American Mathematical Society, 22. USA, 2004; xvi + 196 pages. ISBN: 0-8218-3359-6.
  • Bayer, P.; Neukirch, J.: On values of zeta functions and l-adic Euler characteristics. Invent. Math. 50 (1978), 35-64.
  • More information can be found in her personal webpage.

    Photography of Pilar Bayer by Marcel·lí Bayer