Angus Macintyre

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Angus MacIntyre
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
Institutions Queen Mary University of London
University of Oxford
Yale University
Alma mater Cambridge University
Stanford University
Thesis Classifying Pairs of Real-Closed Fields (1968)
Doctoral advisor Dana Scott
Notable awards Polya Prize

Angus John Macintyre FRS, FRSE (born 1941) is a British mathematician and logician and Professor of Mathematics at the Queen Mary, University of London. He is known for many fundamental and widely influential contributions to Model theory, logic and their applications in algebra, algebraic geometry, and number theory.

After undergraduate studies in Cambridge University, he completed his PhD at Stanford University under the supervision of Dana Scott in 1968. From 1973 to 1985, he was Professor of Mathematics at Yale University. From 1985 to 1999, he was Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Oxford and Merton College, Oxford. He then moved to the University of Edinburgh until 2002, after which he moved to Queen Mary.

Macintyre was the first Scientific Director of ICMS, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993. In 2003, he was awarded the Pólya Prize by the London Mathematical Society. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the President of the London Mathematical Society. He has supervised a number of doctoral students who have become leaders in the field.

His papers from 1971 on Aleph-one categorical theories of groups and fields have been influential in the development of geometric stability theory and his works on model theory of various structures related to algebra, geometry and number theory have been widely influential. His work in 1976 on quantifier elimination for p-adic fields created a theory of p-adic semi-algebraic geometry and has had applications to arithmetic geometry, including solution by Jan Denef to a conjecture of Jean-Pierre Serre on rationality of p-adic Poincare series.

Macintyre's work with Zoe Chatzidakis and Lou van den Dries re-visited Ax's work on model theory of finite and pseudo-finite fields and generalized the Lang-Weil estimates (of Serge Lang and Andre Weil) over finite fields to definable sets. This has had applications to model theory of finite and asymptotic structures, simple theories and analytic number theory. His work with Alex Wilkie on decidability of real exponential fields solved a problem of Alfred Tarski modulo Schanuel's conjecture. His work with David Marker and Lou van den Dries gave model theory for restricted analytic functions and real exponentiation and O-minimality. Macintyre has worked on Zilber's theory of the complex exponentiation and Zilber's pseudo-exponential field. Macintyre's work with Jamshid Derakhshan develops a model theory for the adele ring of a number field.

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