Mathematician:Oscar Zariski

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

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.

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)