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John Tate
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Born
John Torrence Tate Jr.

(1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Died October 16, 2019(2019-10-16) (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 half-century" 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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