Past 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
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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
School of Mathematics
Fall
Visitor
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics
Spring
Member
School of Mathematics
Spring

Degrees

University of Cambridge
Ph.D.
1974

Honors

2014
Member of Academia Europaea
2005
Fellow of the Royal Society
1983
International Congress of Mathematics speaker

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