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John Tate



Born 
John Torrence Tate Jr.
March 13, 1925 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Died  October 16, 2019 Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.

(aged 94)
Nationality  American 
Alma mater  Harvard University (A.B., 1946) Princeton University (Ph.D., 1950) 
Known for  Tate conjecture Tate module 
Awards  Abel Prize (2010) Wolf Prize (2002/03) Steele Prize (1995) Cole Prize in Number Theory (1956) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Princeton University (1950–1953) Columbia University (1953–1954) Harvard University (1954–1990) University of Texas at Austin (1990–2009) 
Doctoral advisor  Emil Artin 
Doctoral students  V. Kumar Murty William C. Waterhouse Benedict Gross Jonathan Lubin Stephen Lichtenbaum Kenneth Alan Ribet Joseph H. Silverman Dinesh Thakur Jerrold Tunnell Carl Pomerance George Bergman 
Influenced  John H. Coates 
John Torrence Tate Jr. (March 13, 1925 – October 16, 2019) was an American mathematician. He was known for his works in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas in algebraic geometry. He was a professor emeritus at Harvard University. He was awarded the Abel Prize in 2010.
Tate was described as "one of the seminal mathematicians for the past halfcentury" by William Beckner, Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas.
Tate died at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts on October 16, 2019 at the age of 94.
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