Joseph Oesterlé

Joseph Oesterlé
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Born1954 (age 63–64)
Alma materParis-Sud 11 University[1]
Known forabc conjecture
Scientific career
InstitutionsPierre and Marie Curie University
Doctoral studentsLoïc Merel

Joseph Oesterlé (born 1954) is a French mathematician who, along with David Masser, formulated the abc conjecture in 1985. It is perhaps the most important unsolved problem in diophantine analysis.[2][3]

He is a member of Bourbaki.[4]


  1. ^ Joseph Oesterlé at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Oesterlé „Travaux de Wiles II“, Seminar Bourbaki 1994/5 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Oesterlé „Nouvelles approches de Theoreme de Fermat“, Seminar Bourbaki 1987/8, abc Conjecture Archived 2015-12-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Maurice Mashaal (2006). Bourbaki: A Secret Society of Mathematicians. AMS. p. 17.
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