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Vaughan Jones

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Sir Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAA (31 December 1952 – 6 September 2020) was a New Zealand mathematician. He was known for his work on von Neumann algebras and knot polynomials. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1990. He was born in Gisborne, New Zealand.

Jones died on 6 September 2020 from problems caused by an ear infection at the age of 67.[1]

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  1. "Celebrated NZ mathematician Sir Vaughan Jones dies". The New Zealand Herald. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.