Mathematician:John Torrence Tate

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American mathematician known for his contributions to algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry and arithmetic geometry.

One of the few members of the Bourbaki group who was not actually French.

Wolf Prize

John Torrence Tate was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics in $\text {2002/03}$:

For his creation of fundamental concepts in algebraic number theory.

Abel Prize

John Torrence Tate was awarded an Abel Prize in $\text {2010}$:

For his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers.




  • Born: 13 March 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 1956: Cole Prize
  • 1995: Steele Prize
  • 2002/2003: Wolf Prize
  • 2010: Abel Prize
  • Died: 16 October 2019 in Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S

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Also known as

Usually identified as John Torrence Tate, Jr. in order to distinguish him from his father, who was a renowned physicist.