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Number Theory as Gadfly

by Barry Mazur

Year of Award: 1994

Award: Chauvenet Prize

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol.  98 (1991), pp. 593-610

Summary: A description of the Shimura-Taniyama-Weil conjecture which the author believes plays an influential role in mathematics.

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About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol.  98 (1991)) Barry Mazur received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959, and was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University from 1961-1964. Since then he has been at Harvard University with frequent visits to I.H.E.S. in France. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and has received the Veblen Prize (in geometry) and the Cole Prize (in number theory) from the AMS.


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Friday, October 10, 2008