William C. Waterhouse, American mathematician, Died at 74


William Charles Waterhouse died on June 26, 2016, in State College, Pennsylvania.

He was an American mathematician, a professor emeritus of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University.

Waterhouse research interests included abstract algebra, number theory, group schemes, and the history of mathematics.

William was the editer of the 1966 English translation of Gauss’s Disquisitiones Arithmeticae and was the author of the textbook Introduction to Affine Group Schemes.

Since 1961 and 1962, Waterhouse (at that time an undergraduate at Harvard University) earned a Putnam Fellowship as one of the top five competitors on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition; with his 1962 performance, he led his school to a third-place team award.

William C. Waterhouse received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Harvard, for work on abelian varieties under the supervision of John Tate, and took a faculty position at Cornell University.

During 1975 William relocated to Penn State.

He was the has winner of the the Lester R. Ford Award.

William C. Waterhouse passed away at 74 yrs old.