Doctoral advisor John Tate
|Alma mater Harvard University|
Name George Bergman
|Institutions University of California, Berkeley|
Institution University of California, Berkeley
Books An Invitation to General Algebra and Universal Constructions
George Mark Bergman, born on 22 July 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, is an American mathematician. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and received his PhD from Harvard in 1968, under the direction of John Tate. The year before he had been appointed Assistant Professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught ever since, being promoted to Associate Professor in 1974 and to Professor in 1978. His primary research area is algebra, in particular associative rings, universal algebra, category theory and the construction of counterexamples. Mathematical logic is an additional research area. Bergman officially retired in 2009, but is still teaching. His interests beyond mathematics include subjects as diverse as third-party politics and the works of James Joyce.