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British mathematician whose main area of work has been in finding effective methods for number theory.
- Generalized the Gelfond-Schneider theorem (the solution to Hilbert's seventh problem). From this work he generated transcendental numbers not previously identified.
- Born: 19 Aug 1939, London, England
- 1970: Awarded Fields Medal
- 1972: Awarded Adams Prize from University of Cambridge
- 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)