# Mathematician:John Torrence Tate

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## Mathematician

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.

## Nationality

American

## History

- 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

## Theorems and Definitions

- Barsotti-Tate Group (with Iacopo Barsotti)
- Hodge-Tate Module (with William Vallance Douglas Hodge)
- Mumford-Tate group (with David Bryant Mumford) (also known as a Hodge Group for William Vallance Douglas Hodge)
- Shafarevich-Tate Group (with Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich) (also known as a Tate-Shafarevich Group)
- Tate-Hodge Structure (with William Vallance Douglas Hodge)

- Serre-Tate Theorem (with Jean-Pierre Serre)
- Sato-Tate Conjecture (independently of Mikio Sato)

## Publications

- 1992:
*Rational Points on Elliptic Curves*(with Joseph Hillel Silverman) - 1997:
*Finite Flat Group Schemes*(*Modular Forms and Fermat's Last Theorem*pp. 121 – 154) (edited by Gary Cornell, Joseph H. Silverman and Glenn Stevens)

## Also known as

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