Alan Baker


Alan Baker

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name = Alan Baker



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caption = Alan Baker
birth_date = Birth date and age|1939|8|19|mf=y
birth_place = London, England
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field = Mathematician
work_institutions = University of Cambridge
alma_mater = University College London
University of Cambridge
doctoral_advisor = Harold Davenport
doctoral_students =
John Coates

Roger Heath-Brown

David Masser

Yuval Flicker
known_for = Number theory
Diophantine equations
prizes = Fields Medal (1970)
Adams Prize (1972)
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Alan Baker (born on August 19 1939) is an English mathematician. He was born in London. He is known for his work on effective methods in number theory, in particular those arising from transcendence theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970, at age 31. His academic career started as a student of Harold Davenport, at University College London and later at Cambridge. He is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

His interests are:

# Number theory
# Transcendence
# Logarithmic forms
# Effective methods
# Diophantine geometry
# Diophantine analysis

His students include John Coates, David Masser, Roger Heath-Brown, Yuval Flicker, H. J. Pringle, and Cameron Stewart.

Misc

* Fellow Royal Society, Fellow Indian National Science Academy

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