# Spencer Bloch

**Spencer Janney Bloch** (b. May 22, 1944; New York City[1]) is an American mathematician known for his contributions to algebraic geometry and algebraic K-theory. Bloch is a R. M. Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Chicago. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences[2] and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[3][4] and of the American Mathematical Society.[5] At the International Congress of Mathematicians he gave an invited lecture in 1978[6] and a plenary lecture in 1990.[4][7] He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 1981-82.[8] He received a Humboldt Prize in 1996.[9]

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Spencer Bloch at Oberwolfach in 2004 | |

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Alma mater | Harvard College Columbia University |

Known for | Bloch–Kato conjectures |

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Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Chicago |

Doctoral advisor | Steven Kleiman |

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## References

- Spencer Bloch CV, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago. Accessed January 12, 2010
- Bloch, Spencer J. U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Accessed January 12, 2010. Election Citation: "Bloch has done pioneering work in the application of higher algebraic K-theory to algebraic geometry, particularly in problems related to algebraic cycles, and is regarded as the world's leader in this field. His work has firmly established higher K-theory as a fundamental tool in algebraic geometry."
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences, NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS, APRIL 2009, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Accessed January 12, 2010
- Scholars, visiting faculty, leaders represent Chicago as AAAS fellows, The University of Chicago Chronicle, April 30, 2009, Vol. 28 No. 15. Accessed January 12, 2010
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.
- Bloch, S. (1978). "Algebraic K-theory and zeta functions of elliptic curves". In:
*Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians (Helsinki, 1978)*. pp. 511–515. - Bloch, S. (1991). "Algebraic K-theory, motives, and algebraic cycles". In:
*Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, August 21–29, 1990, Kyoto, Japan*. Mathematical Society of Japan. pp. 43–54. - Institute for Advanced Study: A Community of Scholars
- Annual Report of the Provost, 1995–96, University of Chicago. Accessed January 12, 2010.

- James D. Lewis, and Rob de Jeu (Editors), Motives and Algebraic Cycles: A Celebration in Honour of Spencer J. Bloch. Fields Institute Communications series, 2009, American Mathematical Society. ISBN 0-8218-4494-6

## External links

- Spencer Bloch personal webpage, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
- Spencer Bloch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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