Paul Vojta


Paul Alan Vojta (born September 30, 1957) is an American mathematician, known for his work in number theory on Diophantine geometry and Diophantine approximation.

Paul Vojta
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Born (1957-09-30) September 30, 1957 (age 64)
Alma materHarvard University
University of Minnesota
Known forVojta's conjecture
AwardsCole Prize (1992)
Putnam Fellow
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorBarry Mazur


In formulating Vojta's conjecture, he pointed out the possible existence of parallels between the Nevanlinna theory of complex analysis, and diophantine analysis in the circle of ideas around the Mordell conjecture and abc conjecture. This suggested the importance of the integer solutions (affine space) aspect of diophantine equations.[citation needed]

Vojta wrote the .dvi-previewer xdvi.

Education and careerEdit

He was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he became a Putnam Fellow in 1977,[1] and a doctoral student at Harvard University (1983).[2] He currently is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Awards and honorsEdit

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[3]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Diophantine Approximations and Value Distribution Theory, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1239, Springer Verlag, 1987, ISBN 978-3-540-17551-3


  1. ^ "Putnam Competition Individual and Team Winners". Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  2. ^ Paul Vojta at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-29.

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