Alexander Grothendieck


Alexander Grothendieck

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Alexander Grothendieck

Alexander Grothendieck in Montreal, 1970

Born 28 March 1928
Berlin, Prussia, Germany
Died 13 November 2014 (aged 86)
Saint-Lizier, France
Fields Mathematics
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Alexander Grothendieck (German: [ˈɡroːtn̩diːk]; French: [ɡʁɔtɛndik]; 28 March 1928 – 13 November 2014) was a German-born French mathematician who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry.[5][6] His research multiplied the scope of the field and added major elements of commutative algebra, homological algebra, sheaf theory and category theory to its foundations, while his so-called “relative” perspective led to revolutionary advances in many areas of pure mathematics.[5][7]


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