AMS Presidents
Michael Artin

51. Michael Artin

President 1991–1992

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 non-commutative algebra and ring theory as well as to modern algebraic geometry, including his Approximation Theorem, his work with Swinnerton-Dyer resolving the Shafarevich-Tate 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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