John Tate

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John Tate
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John Torrence Tate Jr.

(1925-03-13) March 13, 1925 (age 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. (born March 13, 1925) is an American mathematician. He is known for his works in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas in algebraic geometry. He is professor emeritus at Harvard University. He was awarded the Abel Prize in 2010.[1]

Tate has been 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]

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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.

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