Andrew Ogg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Andrew Ogg

Andrew Pollard Ogg (born April 9, 1934, Bowling Green, Ohio) is an American mathematician, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]


Ogg received his Ph.D. in 1961 from Harvard University under the supervision of John Tate.[2]


Ogg worked in algebra and number theory. His accomplishments include the Grothendieck–Ogg–Shafarevich formula, Ogg's formula for the conductor of an elliptic curve, the Néron–Ogg–Shafarevich criterion and the 1975 characterization of supersingular primes, the starting point for the theory of monstrous moonshine.[3] He also posed the torsion conjecture in 1973[4] and is the author of the book Modular forms and Dirichlet series (W. A. Benjamin, 1969).


  1. ^ Faculty listing, Berkeley mathematics, retrieved 2011-04-09.
  2. ^ Andrew Ogg at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Gannon, Terry (2006), Moonshine beyond the monster: the bridge connecting algebra, modular forms and physics, Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics, Cambridge University Press, p. 483, ISBN 978-0-521-83531-2, In hindsight, the first incarnation of Monstrous Moonshine goes back to Andrew Ogg in 1975.
  4. ^ Ogg, Andrew (1973). "Rational points on certain elliptic modular curves". Proc. Symp. Pure Math. 24: 221–231.