Christopher Hooley

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Christopher Hooley
Born(1928-08-07)7 August 1928
Died13 December 2018(2018-12-13) (aged 90)
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
AwardsAdams Prize (1972)
Senior Berwick Prize (1980)
Scientific career
InstitutionsCardiff University
Doctoral advisorAlbert Ingham

Christopher Hooley FRS FLSW (7 August 1928 – 13 December 2018)[1] was a British mathematician, professor of mathematics at Cardiff University. He did his PhD under the supervision of Albert Ingham. He won the Adams Prize of Cambridge University in 1973. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1983. He was also a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

He showed that the Hasse principle holds for non-singular cubic forms in at least nine variables.[2]

He proved one of Emil Artin's two conjectures, Artin's conjecture on primitive roots, conditionally, assuming the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis. [3]


  1. ^ Prof Christopher Hooley
  2. ^ C. Hooley, On nonary cubic forms, Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, 386, pages 32-98, (1988)
  3. ^ Hooley, Christopher (1967). "On Artin's conjecture". J. Reine Angew. Math. 225: 209–220. doi:10.1515/crll.1967.225.209. MR 0207630.

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