## About

A famous mathematician who is most recognized for his work with number theory, algebra, and the philosophy of Mathematics.

## Before Fame

In 1961 he obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

## Trivia

For his books on Fermat's Last Theorem, he was awarded the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition from the American Mathematical Society in 1980.

## Family Life

He was brought up in Champaign, Illinois.

## Associated With

He has taught classes at NYU for a number of years, which is the same university poet John Ashbery attended.