Person: Baker (3), Alan
Alan Baker was an English mathematician, known for his work in number theory.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 He moved on to Trinity College Cambridge where he was awarded an M.A. Continuing his research at Cambridge advised by Harold Davenport, Baker began publishing papers.
 From 1964 to 1968 Baker was a research fellow at Cambridge, then becoming Director of Studies in Mathematics, a post which he held from 1968 until 1974 when he was appointed Professor of Pure Mathematics.
 Baker was awarded a Fields Medal in 1970 at the International Congress at Nice.
 Among the relevant profound contributions are those of Alan Baker, Wolfgang M Schmidt, and Vladimir Gennadievich Sprindzuk.
 Among these, Baker's have had the heaviest impact on other problems in mathematics.
 Baker however went further and produced results which, at least in principle, could lead to a complete solution of this type of problem.
 Among Baker's famous books are: Transcendental number theory (1975), Transcendence theory : advances and applications (1977), A concise introduction to the theory of numbers (1984), (with Gisbert Wüstholz) Logarithmic forms and Diophantine geometry (2007), and A Comprehensive Course in Number Theory (2012).
 However, this book gives the necessary intuitive background to study the original journal articles of Baker, Masser, Wüstholz and others on the abovelisted subjects.
 Baker also edited the important New advances in transcendence theory (1988) and wrote the important survey with Gisbert Wüstholz entitled Number theory, transcendence and Diophantine geometry in the next millennium.
 In 1999 a conference was organised in Zürich to celebrate Baker's 60th birthday.
 Most of the lectures given at the meetings were published in A Panorama in Number Theory or The View from Baker's Garden (2002).
 The London Mathematical Society was represented by its President, Professor Martin Taylor, and it sent greetings to Alan Baker on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
 Baker has received many honours for his mathematical contributions in addition to the 1970 Fields medal.
 Outside of mathematics, Baker lists his interests as travel, photography and the theatre.
Born 19 August 1939, London, England. Died 4 February 2018, Cambridge, England.
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