The similarity between prime numbers and irreducible polynomials has been a dominant theme in the development of number theory and algebraic geometry. There are certain conjectures indicating that the connection goes well beyond analogy. For example, there is a famous conjecture of Buniakowski formulated in 1854 (see Lang [3, p. 323]), independently reformulated by Schinzel, to the effect that any irreducible polynomial f (x) in 7[x] such that the set of values f (Z+) has no common divisor… CONTINUE READING

His monograph Nonvanishing of L-Functions and Applications , written jointly with V

He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research on numerous occasions. He was E.W.R. Steacie Fellow and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

1990

His monograph Nonvanishing of L-Functions and Applications, written jointly with V. Kumar Murty and published by Birkhäuser-Verlag, won the 1996 Balaguer Prize

He was E.W.R. Steacie Fellow (1991-93), Killam Research Fellow