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51. Michael Artin (1934  )
President 19911992
Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960
Artin was awarded the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2002 for his contributions to commutative and noncommutative algebra and ring theory as well as to modern algebraic geometry, including his Approximation Theorem, his work with SwinnertonDyer resolving the ShafarevichTate conjecture, and his creation of the concept of"algebraic space" generalizing "schemes." Artin is professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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