John Benjamin Friedlander
John Friedlander in 2008
|Alma mater||University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Pennsylvania State University|
|Known for||Analytic number theory|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Jeffery–Williams Prize, Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2012|
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study|
University of Toronto
|Doctoral advisor||Sarvadaman Chowla|
|Doctoral students||Cem Yıldırım|
John Friedlander FRSC is a Canadian mathematician specializing in analytic number theory. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1965, an M.A. from the University of Waterloo in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1972. He was a lecturer at M.I.T. in 1974-76, and has been on the faculty of the University of Toronto since 1977, where he served as Chair during 1987-91. He has also spent several years at the Institute for Advanced Study. In addition to his individual work, he has been notable for his collaborations with other well-known number theorists, including Enrico Bombieri, William Duke, Andrew Granville, and especially Henryk Iwaniec.
In 1997, in joint work with Henryk Iwaniec, Friedlander proved that infinitely many prime numbers can be obtained as the sum of a square and fourth power: a2 + b4. Friedlander and Iwaniec improved Enrico Bombieri's "asymptotic sieve" technique to construct their proof.
Awards and honors
In 1999, Friedlander received the Jeffery–Williams Prize.
In 2002, CRM-Fields-PIMS prize
In 2017 he received the Joseph L. Doob prize, jointly with Henryk Iwaniec, for their book Opera de Cribro.
- Friedlander, John; Iwaniec, Henryk (2010). Opera de Cribro. Providence: American Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-4970-5.
- Friedlander, John; Iwaniec, Henryk (1998). "The polynomial X2 + Y4 captures its primes" (PDF). Annals of Mathematics. Annals of Mathematics. 148 (3): 945–1040. arXiv:math/9811185. doi:10.2307/121034. JSTOR 121034.
- Friedlander, John; Iwaniec, Henryk (1997). "Using a parity-sensitive sieve to count prime values of a polynomial". PNAS. 94 (4): 1054–1058. Bibcode:1997PNAS...94.1054F. doi:10.1073/pnas.94.4.1054. PMC 19742. PMID 11038598..
- International Team Shows that Primes Can Be Found in Surprising Places
- Search Royal Society of Canada Fellows, retrieved 2013-01-2013.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-12-29.
- John Friedlander at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- John Friedlander's profile in Toronto's Focus on Research.
- On Bombieri's asymptotic sieve
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