John Tate

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John Tate
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John Torrence Tate Jr.

(1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
DiedOctober 16, 2019(2019-10-16) (aged 94)
Alma materHarvard University (A.B., 1946)
Princeton University (Ph.D., 1950)
Known forTate conjecture
Tate module
AwardsAbel Prize (2010)
Wolf Prize (2002/03)
Steele Prize (1995)
Cole Prize in Number Theory (1956)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton University (1950–1953)
Columbia University (1953–1954)
Harvard University (1954–1990)
University of Texas at Austin (1990–2009)
Doctoral advisorEmil Artin
Doctoral studentsV. Kumar Murty
William C. Waterhouse
Benedict Gross
Jonathan Lubin
Stephen Lichtenbaum
Kenneth Alan Ribet
Joseph H. Silverman
Dinesh Thakur
Jerrold Tunnell
Carl Pomerance
George Bergman
InfluencedJohn H. Coates

John Torrence Tate Jr. (March 13, 1925 – October 16, 2019) was an American mathematician. He was known for his works in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas in algebraic geometry. He was a professor emeritus at Harvard University. He was awarded the Abel Prize in 2010.[1]

Tate was described as "one of the seminal mathematicians for the past half-century" by William Beckner, Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas.[2]

Tate died at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts on October 16, 2019 at the age of 94.[3]

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  1. Anne Marie Astad (ed.). "The Abel Prize". The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
  2. Ralph K.M. Haurwitz (March 24, 2010). "Retired UT mathematician wins prestigious Abel Prize". Archived from the original on March 26, 2010.
  3. "John T. Tate, Familiar Name in the World of Numbers, Dies at 94". The New York Times. October 28, 2019.

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