# Mathematician:Alan Baker

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## 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.*

## Nationality

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*

- 1969:
*The equations $3x^2 − 2 = y^2$ and $8 x^2 − 7 = z^2$*(*Quart. J. Math.***Vol. 20**: pp. 129 – 137) (with H. Davenport)

- 1975:
*Transcendental number theory*(2nd edition: 1990) - 1977:
*Transcendence theory: advances and applications* - 1984:
*A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers* - 1988:
*New advances in transcendence theory*(editor) - 2007:
*Logarithmic forms and Diophantine geometry*(with Gisbert Wüstholz)