Cassels, J(ohn) W(illiam) S(cott)

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CASSELS, J(ohn) W(illiam) S(cott)

CASSELS, J(ohn) W(illiam) S(cott). British, b. 1922. Genres: Mathematics/Statistics. Career: Manchester University, Manchester, England, lecturer, 1949-50; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, fellow at Trinity College, 1949-, lecturer, 1950-63, reader in arithmetic, 1963-67, Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics, 1967-84, head of department of pure mathematics and mathematical statistics, 1969-84, emeritus professor, 1984-. International Mathematical Union, vice president, 1974-78, member of executive board, 1978-82. Publications: An Introduction to Diophantine Approximation, 1957; An Introduction to the Geometry of Numbers, 1959, rev. ed, 1971; (ed. with A. Frohlich) Algebraic Number Theory: Proceedings of an Instructional Conference, 1967; Rational Quadratic Forms, 1978; Economics for Mathematicians, 1981, rev. ed., 1985; Local Fields, 1986; Lectures on Elliptic Curves, 1991, rev. ed., 1993; (with E.V. Flynn) Prolegomena to a Middlebrow Arithmetic of Curves of Genus 2, 1996. Address: Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge University, CMS, Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WB, England.