David Goss

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David Goss
David Goss.jpg
David Goss in 1979
(photo by George Bergman)
BornApril 20, 1952
DiedApril 4, 2017
Alma materHarvard University
University of Michigan
Scientific career
InstitutionsOhio State University
Doctoral advisorBarry Mazur

David Mark Goss (April 20, 1952–April 4, 2017[1]) was a mathematician, a professor in the department of mathematics at Ohio State University,[2] and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Number Theory.[3] He received his B.S. in mathematics in 1973 from University of Michigan[2] and his Ph.D. in 1977 from Harvard University under the supervision of Barry Mazur;[4] prior to Ohio State he held positions at Princeton University, Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and Brandeis University.[2] He worked on function fields and introduced the Goss zeta function.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[5]


  • 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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