|Born||September 30, 1957|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Alma mater||Harvard University
University of Minnesota
|Doctoral advisor||Barry Mazur|
|Doctoral students||David McKinnon
|Known for||Vojta's conjecture|
|Notable awards||Cole Prize (1992)
In formulating a number of striking conjectures, he pointed out the possible existence of parallels between the Nevanlinna theory of complex analysis, and diophantine analysis. This was a novel contribution to the circle of ideas around the Mordell conjecture and abc conjecture, suggesting something of large importance to the integer solutions (affine space) aspect of diophantine equations. It has been taken up in his own work, and that of others.
Education and career
He was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he was a Putnam Fellow, and a doctoral student at Harvard University (1983). He currently is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Awards and honors
- Diophantine Approximations and Value Distribution Theory, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1239, Springer Verlag, 1987, ISBN 978-3-540-17551-3
- Paul Vojta at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-29.
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