# Joseph Oesterlé

French mathematician

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Intro | French mathematician |

Countries | France |

Occupations | Mathematician Educator |

Gender | male |

Birth | Alsace |

Education | University of Paris, École Normale Supérieure |

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Biography

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.

He is a member of Bourbaki.

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