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Trevor Wooley

Trevor Wooley

Professor Trevor Wooley FRS


Elected: 2007


Trevor Wooley is renowned for his deep contributions to analytic number theory, and especially additive number theory. By a penetrating analysis of classical methods, combined with the development of incisive new ideas, he has been able to make important progress on a series of central problems, with far-reaching consequences. In particular, he has contributed significantly to our understanding of the Vinogradov mean value theorem, Waring’s problem, the theory of exponential sums, diophantine approximation, the validity of the local-to-global principle and the non-trivial integral zeros of systems of forms in many variables.

Professional positions

Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Excellence, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Mathematics
    • Pure mathematics


Analytic number theory, Diophantine equations, Hardy-Littlewood circle method, Waring's problem, exponential sums, Diophantine approximation, quantitative arithmetic geometry

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