Klaus Roth, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Klaus Roth

British mathematician

Date of Birth: 29-Oct-1925

Place of Birth: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 10-Nov-2015

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Klaus Roth

  • Klaus Friedrich Roth (29 October 1925 – 10 November 2015) was a German-born British mathematician who won the Fields Medal for proving Roth's theorem on the Diophantine approximation of algebraic numbers. Roth moved to England as a child in 1933 to escape the Nazis, and was educated at the University of Cambridge and University College London, finishing his doctorate in 1950.
  • He taught at University College London until 1966, when he took a chair at Imperial College London.
  • He retired in 1988. Beyond his work on Diophantine approximation, Roth made major contributions to the theory of progression-free sets in arithmetic combinatorics and to the theory of irregularities of distribution.
  • He was also known for his research on sums of powers, on the large sieve, on the Heilbronn triangle problem, and on square packing in a square.
  • With Heini Halberstam he was the author of a book on integer sequences. As well as winning the Fields Medal, Roth was a winner of the De Morgan Medal and the Sylvester Medal, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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