John Coates


May 20, 2022

John Coates (born January 26, 1945 in Possum Brush (city of Grand Taree) in New South Wales and died May 9, 2022 in Cambridge) was an Australian mathematician.



His thesis supervisor was Alan Baker. His research focuses on the arithmetic of elliptic curves and non-abelian Iwasawa theory. He supervised the thesis of Andrew Wiles — with whom he demonstrated a special case of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and many other leading mathematicians such as Pierre Colmez, Susan Howson, Matthias Flach, Warren Sinnott and Jacques Tilouine . His career has been divided between the United States, Australia, France (where he was a professor at the University of Paris-Sud 11 and at the École Normale Supérieure) and England (he holds the Sadleirian chair at Cambridge from 1986).

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Research resources: (en) Mathematics Genealogy Project (en-GB + en) Royal Society (mul) Scopus (en) John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson, "John Henry Coates", in MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews (read online). (en) “John Henry Coates”, on the website of the Mathematics Genealogy Project Mathematics Portal Australia Portal