Mathematician:André Abraham Weil

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French mathematician who known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry.

Founding member and early leader of the Bourbaki group.

Brother of the philosopher Simone Weil.




  • Born: 6 May 1906, Paris, France
  • Died: 6 August 1998 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Theorems and Definitions


  • 1935: Arithmétique et géométrie sur les variétés algébriques
  • 1937: Sur les espaces à structure uniforme et sur la topologie générale
  • 1940: L'intégration dans les groupes topologiques et ses applications
  • 1946: Foundations of Algebraic Geometry
  • 1948: Sur les courbes algébriques et les variétés qui s’en déduisent
  • 1948: Variétés abéliennes et courbes algébriques
  • 1950: The future of mathematics (Amer. Math. Monthly Vol. 57, no. 5: pp. 295 – 306)
  • 1958: Introduction à l'étude des variétés kählériennes
  • 1958: Discontinuous subgroups of classical groups
  • 1967: Basic number theory
  • 1971: Dirichlet Series and Automorphic Forms, Lezioni Fermiane
  • 1975: Essais historiques sur la théorie des nombres
  • 1976: Elliptic Functions According to Eisenstein and Kronecker
  • 1979: Number Theory for Beginners (with Maxwell Rosenlicht)
  • 1982: Adeles and Algebraic Groups
  • 1984: Number Theory: An Approach Through History From Hammurapi to Legendre

Notable Quotes

If logic is the hygiene of the mathematician, it is not his source of food; the great problems furnish the daily bread on which he thrives.
-- May 1950: The future of mathematics (Amer. Math. Monthly Vol. 57, no. 5: pp. 295 – 306)