8 November 1948 |
|Institutions||University of Basel|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Doctoral advisor||Alan Baker|
|Doctoral students||Daniel Kornhauser
|Known for||abc conjecture|
David William Masser (born 8 November 1948) is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Cambridge in 1974 on the topic of Elliptic Functions and Transcendence.
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.
- Goldfeld, Dorian (March–April 1996), "Beyond the last theorem", The Sciences: 34–40.
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