# John Tate

**John Torrence Tate, Jr.** (born March 13, 1925) is an American mathematician, distinguished for many fundamental contributions in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas in algebraic geometry. He is professor emeritus at Harvard University. He was awarded the Abel Prize in 2010.

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## Quotes[edit]

- It doesn't matter how long it takes, if the end result is a good theorem.
- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).
*A History in Sum*. Harvard University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-674-72655-0.

- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).

- If Serre was a Mozart, Grothendieck was a Wagner.
- Michael Artin, Allyn Jackson, David Mumford, and John Tate, Coordinating Editors (March 2016). "Alexandre Grothendieck 1928–2014, Part 1".
*Notices of the AMS***63**(3): 242-255.

- Michael Artin, Allyn Jackson, David Mumford, and John Tate, Coordinating Editors (March 2016). "Alexandre Grothendieck 1928–2014, Part 1".

## Quotes about John Tate[edit]

- A “good theorem,” as Tate puts it, lasts forever. Once proved, it will
*always*stay proved, and other mathematicians are free to use it and build on it as they please, sometimes to great effect.- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).
*A History in Sum*. Harvard University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-674-72655-0.

- Steve Nadis (1 November 2013).