# Mathematician:Oscar Zariski

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## Mathematician

Russian-born mathematician, originally **Oscher** (or **Ascher**) **Zaritsky**.

Highly influential in the fields of algebraic geometry and topology.

## Nationality

Russian, later American

## History

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

## Theorems and Definitions

- Zariski Ring
- Zariski Tangent Space
- Zariski Surface
- Zariski Topology
- Zariski's Theorem on Holomorphic Functions
- Zariski-Riemann Surface (with Bernhard Riemann)
- Zariski Space
- Zariski's Main Theorem

Results named for **Oscar Zariski** can be found here.

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

## Books and Papers

- 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)