# Steven Zucker

Steven Zucker
Nationality American
Alma materPrinceton University
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsJohns Hopkins University
Zucker completed his Ph.D. in 1974 at Princeton University under the supervision of Spencer Bloch. His work with David A. Cox led to an algorithm for determining if a given set of sections provides a basis (up to torsion) for the Mordell–Weil group of an elliptic surface ${\displaystyle E\to S}$, where ${\displaystyle S}$ is isomorphic to the projective line.