Person: Mumford, David Bryant
David Mumford is an English-born American mathematician who won a Fields Medal for his work on algebraic geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- After attending Exeter School, Mumford entered Harvard University.
- It was at Harvard that Mumford first became interested in algebraic varieties.
- After graduating from Harvard, Mumford was appointed to the staff there.
- Mumford's greatest honour was being awarded a Fields Medal at the International Congress in Vancouver in 1974.
- Mumford has carried forward, after Zariski, the project of making algebraic and rigorous the work of the Italian school on algebraic surfaces.
- In the 1980s however, the direction of Mumford's work changed dramatically.
- Mumford has received many honours in addition to the Fields Medal.
- Let us mention the book Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein which he published with Caroline Series and David Wright in 2002.
Born 11 June 1937, Worth, Sussex, England.
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Tags relevant for this person:
Prize Fields Medal, Origin England, Prize Shaw, Prize Wolf
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive