Today is John Tates's Birthday!
on winning the
We applaud your contributions in
number theory and algebraic geometry. Your methods are simply
known as "Tate's thesis."
Born: March 13, 1925
"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