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Today is John Tates's Birthday!
Happy Birthday
Professor Tate

and congratulations
on winning the
Abel Prize!

We applaud your contributions in number theory and algebraic geometry.  Your methods are simply known as "Tate's thesis."

Born:  March 13, 1925
in Minneapolis

John Tate Oslo

"He was fantastically disorganized, but when he put aside his notes, snorting at his own stupidity, and proceeded to derive the mathematics on the spot, he impressed everyone.  And he's an utterly nice guy as well."

A former Harvard graduate student

See the June/July 2010 Focus for a biographical sketch.