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Klaus Roth
Born Klaus Friedrich Roth
(1925-10-29)29 October 1925
Breslau, Province of Lower Silesia, Germany
Died 10 November 2015(2015-11-10) (aged 90)
Inverness, Scotland
Citizenship Germany
United Kingdom
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Imperial College London
Alma mater Cambridge University
Doctoral advisor Theodor Estermann
Known for diophantine approximation
discrepancy theory
Notable awards Sylvester Medal (1991)
LMS De Morgan Medal (1983)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1960)
Fields Medal (1958)

Klaus Friedrich Roth (29 October 1925 – 10 November 2015) was a German-British mathematician. He was known for his work on diophantine approximation, the large sieve, and irregularities of distribution.

Early life

He was born in Breslau, Prussia. He studied at St Paul's School in London from 1939 to 1943 and then attended Cambridge University, graduating from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1945. In 1946 he began research at University College London, under the supervision of Theodor Estermann.

Career

He became a professor at University College London in 1961, and moved to a chair at Imperial College London in 1966, a position he held until official retirement in 1988. He then remained at Imperial College as Visiting Professor until 1996.

Death

Roth died in Iverness, Scotland on 10 November 2015 at the age of 90.


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