|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||abc conjecture|
|Institutions||University of Basel|
|Doctoral advisor||Alan Baker|
|Doctoral students||Paula Tretkoff|
David William Masser (born 8 November 1948) is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland. Along with Joseph Oesterlé, Masser formulated the abc conjecture which has been called "is the most important unsolved problem in Diophantine analysis".
Before his appointment at the Mathematics Institute in Basel, Masser taught at the University of Michigan. He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians at Warsaw in 1983. He is known for his work in number theory, and was elected to the Royal Society in 2005.
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