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John Coates

John CoatesJohn H. Coates is the emeritus Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Coates attended the Australian National University and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He did postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge, his doctoral dissertation being on p-adic analogues of Baker's method. In 1969, Coates was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Harvard University in the United States, before moving in 1972 to Stanford University where he became an associate professor. In 1975, he was made a fellow of Emmanuel College at Cambridge University. Coates has been professor at the Australian National University, the University of Paris XI at Orsay and the École Normale Supérieure, as professor and director of mathematics.

Professor Coates was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1985, and was President of the London Mathematical Society from 1988 to 1990. The latter organisation awarded him the Senior Whitehead Prize in 1997. Since 1986 Coates has worked in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) of the University of Cambridge.

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