|Known for||Works on Shimura varieties and p-divisible formal groups|
|Awards||Leibniz Prize (1992)|
|Institutions||University of Bielefeld|
Thomas Zink (born 14 April 1949 in Berlin) is a German mathematician. He currently holds a chair for arithmetic algebraic geometry at the University of Bielefeld. He has been doing research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, at the University of Toronto and at the University of Bonn among others.
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In 1992, he was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft joint with Christopher Deninger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Münster), Michael Rapoport (University of Wuppertal) and Peter Schneider (University of Cologne). The four researchers succeeded to apply modern methods of algebraic geometry to the solution of diophantine equations. Furthermore, he is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Halle an der Saale).
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is a program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft which awards prizes “to exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.” It was established in 1985 and up to ten prizes are awarded annually to individuals or research groups working at a research institution in Germany or at a German research institution abroad.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is a German research funding organization, which functions as a self-governing institution for the promotion of science and research in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2018, the DFG had a funding budget of almost 3.3 billion euros.
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