# Mathematician:Alan Baker

## Mathematician

British mathematician whose main area of work has been in finding effective methods for number theory.

### Fields Medal

Alan Baker was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1970}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Nice, France:

Generalized the Gelfond-Schneider theorem (the solution to Hilbert's seventh problem). From this work he generated transcendental numbers not previously identified.

British

## History

• Born: 19 Aug 1939, London, England
• 1970: Awarded Fields Medal
• 1972: Awarded Adams Prize from University of Cambridge

## Publications

• 1966: Linear forms in the logarithms of algebraic numbers: I
• 1967: Linear forms in the logarithms of algebraic numbers: II
• 1967: Linear forms in the logarithms of algebraic numbers: III