Mathematician:Saunders Mac Lane

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Mathematician

American mathematician who cofounded category theory with Samuel Eilenberg.

Introduced the diagrammatic approach to mathematics, in particular pioneering the use of commutative diagrams.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: 4 August 1909, Taftville, Connecticut
  • 1930: BA from Yale University
  • 1931: MA from University of Chicago
  • 1931 - 33: attended University of Göttingen
  • 1934: awarded Ph.D. by Göttingen's Mathematisches Institut
  • Died: 14 April 2005, San Francisco


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Also known as

Saunders Mac Lane was born Leslie Saunders MacLane.


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