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John Tate Biography

Biography: John Tate

Professor and Sid W. Richardson Chair
in Mathematics, The University of Texas
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Harvard University

John TateDr. Tate has served as a Professor and Sid W. Richardson Chair in Mathematics at The University of Texas since 1990. Prior to this appointment he served as a Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University for 31 years. Dr. Tate is now a Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. Dr. Tate is internationally recognized as being one of the most profound and influential number theorists of the past four decades. He is heralded as one of the true luminaries in mathematics and his work has been influential to the entire field of mathematics. Dr. Tate has several mathematical concepts and areas that bear his name. In 2003, Dr. Tate was a recipient of the prestigious international Wolf Prize in Mathematics (shared with Mikio Sato) from the Wolf Foundation. He is also an honorary member of the London Mathematical Society. Dr. Tate has authored dozens of articles and given over 50 invited talks and lectures all over the world. Dr. Tate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Princeton University.

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