Mathematician:Oscar Zariski

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Russian-born mathematician, highly influential in the fields of algebraic geometry and topology.


Russian, later American


  • Born: 24 April 1899, Kobrin, Belarus, Russian Empire
  • Died: 4 July 1986, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Oscar Zariski can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Oscar Zariski can be found here.


  • 1935: Algebraic Surfaces
  • 1958: Introduction to the problem of minimal models in the theory of algebraic surfaces
  • 1958: Commutative Algebra Vol. I (with Pierre Samuel)
  • 1960: Commutative Algebra Vol. II (with Pierre Samuel)

Also known as

Originally Oscher (or Ascher) Zaritsky.