# Mathematician:Oscar Zariski

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## Mathematician

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

### Wolf Prize

Oscar Zariski was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics in $\text {1981}$:

*Creator of the modern approach to algebraic geometry, by its fusion with commutative algebra.*

## 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 Space
- Zariski Surface
- Zariski Tangent Space
- Zariski Topology (that name also used for the finite complement topology)
- Zariski-Riemann Surface (with Bernhard Riemann)

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

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

## Publications

- 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**.