Melvin Hochster

Melvin Hochster is an eminent American mathematician, regarded as one of the leading commutative algebraists active today. He is currently the Jack E. McLaughlin Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. Hochster attended Stuyvesant High School, where he was captain of the Math Team, and received a B.A. from Harvard University. While at Harvard, he was a Putnam Fellow in 1960. He earned his Ph.D. in 1967 from Princeton University, where he wrote a dissertation under Goro Shimura characterizing the prime spectra of commutative rings. He held positions at the University of Minnesota and Purdue University before joining the faculty at Michigan in 197 ... more on Wikipedia

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