Oscar Zariski

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Mathematics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-24-1899

Died: 07-04-1986

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

ZARISKI, OSCAR:  Appointed for researches in the theory of algebraic varieties from the standpoint of modern algebra, with particular reference to the fundamental unsolved problem of the resolution of singularities of an algebraic variety; tenure, eight months from February 1, 1940.

Born May 7, 1899, in Poland. Education:  University of Kiev, 1918–20; University of Rome, Doctor of Mathematics, 1923.

Associate in Mathematics, 1929–32, Associate Professor, 1932–37, Professor, 1937—, Johns Hopkins University. Visiting Member, 1935–36, Institute for Advanced Study.

Publications:  Algebraic Surfaces, 1935. Articles in Rendiconti della Reale Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Periodico di Matematica, Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico, Memorie della Reale Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Revista Matemática Hispano-Americana, Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo, American Journal of Mathematics, Atti del Congresso Internazionale di Matematica a Bologna, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Abhandlungen Mathem. Seminar, Hamburg, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Progress of Mathematical Science.  Translator and author of critical study of Essenza e Significato dei Numeri by Dedekind, 1926.


National Academy of Sciences , 1944