# John Tate

American mathematician (1925-2019)

**John Torrence Tate, Jr.** (March 13, 1925 – October 16, 2019) was an American mathematician, distinguished for many fundamental contributions in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas in algebraic geometry. He was awarded the Abel Prize in 2010.

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## Quotes

edit- It doesn't matter how long it takes, if the end result is a good theorem.
- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).
*A History in Sum*. Harvard University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-674-72655-0.

- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).

## Quotes about John Tate

edit- A “good theorem,” as Tate puts it, lasts forever. Once proved, it will
*always*stay proved, and other mathematicians are free to use it and build on it as they please, sometimes to great effect.- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).
*A History in Sum*. Harvard University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-674-72655-0.

- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).