Current Visitor

David W. Masser

Funding provided by the Charles Simonyi Endowment
Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Number Theory
Home Institution
Mathematisches Institut der Universität Basel

David Masser works mainly on transcendental number theory, Diophantine approximation, and Diophantine geometry, especially applying the techniques of the first and second areas to the third. In the last few years, he has focused on certain finiteness results obtained through height bounds, with unexpected consequences for Pell’s equation and elementary integration.

Dates at IAS
Visitor
  • Mathematics
9/201711/2017 Fall
Visitor
  • Mathematics
4/20014/2002
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19904/1990 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19864/1986 Spring
Degrees
University of Cambridge Ph.D., 1974
Honors
Member of Academia Europaea 2014
Fellow of the Royal Society 2005
International Congress of Mathematics speaker 1983
Appointments
University of Basle 1992–2014 Professor of Mathematics
University of Michigan 1983–1992 Professor of Mathematics
University of Nottingham 1973–1983 Various positions
Trinity College Cambridge 1975–1976 Research Fellow