John Charles Fields: a sketch of his life and mathematical work

Peer reviewed: 
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Date created: 
2007
Keywords: 
Mathematics History
Mathematics History Canada
Mathematics History 19th Century
Mathematicians Biography
Mathematicians -- Canada -- Biography
Fields, J. C. (John Charles Fields), 1863-1932
Abstract: 

Every four years at the International Congress of Mathematicians the prestigious Fields medals, the mathematical equivalent of a Nobel prize, are awarded. The following question is often asked: who was Fields and what did he do mathematically? This question will be addressed by sketching the life and mathematical work of J ohn Charles Fields (1863 - 1932), the Canadian mathematician who helped establish the awards and after whom the medals are named.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Tom Archibald
Department: 
John Charles Fields; Fields medals; algebraic function theory; Canadian mathematics - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.Sc.)
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