John Torrence Tate Jr.
March 13, 1925
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||October 16, 2019 (aged 94)|
Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University (A.B., 1946)|
Princeton University (Ph.D., 1950)
|Known for||Tate conjecture|
|Awards||Abel Prize (2010)|
Wolf Prize (2002/03)
Steele Prize (1995)
Cole Prize in Number Theory (1956)
|Institutions||Princeton University (1950–1953)|
Columbia University (1953–1954)
Harvard University (1954–1990)
University of Texas at Austin (1990–2009)
|Doctoral advisor||Emil Artin|
|Doctoral students||V. Kumar Murty|
William C. Waterhouse
Kenneth Alan Ribet
Joseph H. Silverman
|Influenced||John 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.
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.
Tate died at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts on October 16, 2019 at the age of 94.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Anne Marie Astad (ed.). "The Abel Prize". The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
- ↑ Ralph K.M. Haurwitz (March 24, 2010). "Retired UT mathematician wins prestigious Abel Prize". Statesman.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010.
- ↑ "John T. Tate, Familiar Name in the World of Numbers, Dies at 94". The New York Times. October 28, 2019.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Tate's home page Archived 2010-03-30 at the Wayback Machine