David Goss

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David Goss
David Goss.jpg
David Goss in 1979
(photo by George Bergman)
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Ohio State University
Alma mater Harvard University
University of Michigan
Doctoral advisor Barry Mazur
Doctoral students Brian Snyder
Zifeng Yang

David Mark Goss (born 1952) is a mathematician, a professor in the department of mathematics at The Ohio State University,[1] and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Number Theory.[2] He received his B.S. in mathematics in 1973 from University of Michigan[1] and his Ph.D. in 1977 from Harvard University under the supervision of Barry Mazur;[3] prior to Ohio State he held positions at Princeton University, Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and Brandeis University.[1] He works on function fields and introduced the Goss zeta function.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4]


  • Goss, David (1996), Basic structures of function field arithmetic, Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete (3) [Results in Mathematics and Related Areas (3)], 35, Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-61087-8, MR 1423131 

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