## About

One of the most influential American mathematicians of the 20th century who originated the so-called Zariski topology. He was a professor at Harvard University in 1947 to 1969.

## Before Fame

He studied at the Italian school of algebraic geometry in Rome.

## Trivia

He was awarded both the Steele Prize and the Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 1981.

## Family Life

He was born to Jewish parents named Bezalel Zaritsky and Hanna Tennenbaum.

## Associated With

He and fellow American mathematician Benjamin Pierce were both professors at Harvard University.