George Kempf

George Rushing Kempf (Globe, Arizona, August 12, 1944 – Lawrence, Kansas, July 16, 2002) was a mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry, who proved the Riemann–Kempf singularity theorem, the Kempf–Ness theorem, the Kempf vanishing theorem, and who introduced Kempf varieties.

George Rushing Kempf
Born(1944-08-12)12 August 1944
Died16 July 2002(2002-07-16) (aged 57)
ResidenceUnited States
Alma materJohns Hopkins University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Columbia University
Scientific career
InstitutionsJohns Hopkins University
Doctoral advisorSteven Kleiman


  • Mumford, David (2002), "In memoriam: George R. Kempf 1944–2002" (PDF), American Journal of Mathematics, 124 (6): iii–iv, doi:10.1353/ajm.2002.0040, ISSN 0002-9327, MR 1939780
  • George Kempf at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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