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Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Peter Swinnerton-Dyer at the workshop
"Explicit methods in number theory" in Oberwolfach, 2007
Henry Peter Francis Swinnerton-Dyer
2 August 1927
|Died||26 December 2018(aged 91)|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture|
|Awards||Pólya Prize (2006)
Sylvester Medal (2006)
|Institutions||University of Cambridge|
|Doctoral advisors||John Littlewood
|Doctoral students||Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène
He was an English mathematician. He worked in number theory at University of Cambridge. He was best known for his part in the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. This related algebraic properties of elliptic curves to special values of L-functions. Also, he worked on the Titan operating system.
In his youth, Swinnerton-Dyer was an international bridge player. He played for the British team twice in the European Open teams championship, in 1953 and 1962.
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