Mathematician:André Weil

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Mathematician

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.


Nationality

French


History

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


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 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. 57no. 5: 295 – 306)  www.jstor.org/stable/2306198
  • 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. 57no. 5: 295 – 306)  www.jstor.org/stable/2306198


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