Klaus Roth

1925 - 2015

Klaus Roth

Klaus Friedrich Roth (29 October 1925 – 10 November 2015) was a German-born British mathematician who won the Fields Medal for proving Roth's theorem on the Diophantine approximation of algebraic numbers. He was also a winner of the De Morgan Medal and the Sylvester Medal, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Roth moved to England as a child in 1933 to escape the Nazis, and was educated at the University of Cambridge and University College London, finishing his doctorate in 1950. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaus Roth has received more than 82,640 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 670th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Klaus Roth ranks 670 out of 746Before him are Horace Lamb, Ingrid Daubechies, Marshall Harvey Stone, James Waddell Alexander II, Dennis Sullivan, and Henri Padé. After him are David Cox, Eliyahu Rips, Joseph Keller, Svetlana Gannushkina, Helena Rasiowa, and Curtis T. McMullen.

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Among people born in 1925, Klaus Roth ranks 291Before him are Gunther Schuller, Hugh O'Brian, John List, Colette Marchand, Robert Cormier, and Guru Dutt. After him are Elaine Stritch, Anne V. Coates, Abel Muzorewa, Ritwik Ghatak, Mel Tormé, and June Lockhart. Among people deceased in 2015, Klaus Roth ranks 300Before him are Scott Weiland, Melissa Mathison, Tanith Lee, Colette Marchand, Vladimir Kesarev, and Thelma Coyne Long. After him are Gerry Byrne, Rico Rodriguez, Keith Michell, Haskell Wexler, Francis George, and Mark Murphy.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Klaus Roth ranks 714 out of 930Before him are Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (1959), Franciszek Smuda (1948), Agnieszka Osiecka (1936), Konrad Krajewski (null), Józef Młynarczyk (1953), and Łukasz Fabiański (1985). After him are Jerzy Gorgoń (1949), Janusz Zakrzeński (1936), Kazimierz Nycz (1950), Leszek Engelking (1955), Józef Grudzień (1939), and Arkadiusz Milik (1994).


Among mathematicians born in Poland, Klaus Roth ranks 33Before him are Henryk Zygalski (1908), Martin Kutta (1867), Paul Gordan (1837), Otto Toeplitz (1881), Heinz Hopf (1894), and Jacob Bronowski (null). After him are Nathan Jacobson (1910).

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