**Alan Baker** was born on

August 19 1939 in

London,

England. In

1970, when he was 31 years old, he was awarded the

Fields Medal at the International Congress at Nice. This was awarded for his work on Diophantine equations

He currently teaches Pure Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge.

His interests are:

- Number theory,
- Transcendence,
- Logarithmic forms,
- effective methods,
- Diophantine geometry,
- Diophantine analysis.

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