André Weil biography and facts

Mathematician from France

André Weil André Weil (French: [ɑ̃dʁe vɛj]; 6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998) was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, renowned for the breadth and quality of his research output, its influence on future work, and the elegance of his exposition. He is especially known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the influential Bourbaki group. The philosopher Simone Weil was his sister. He was born in Paris to Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents who fled the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany. His only sibling was Simone Weil, a famous philosopher. Weil studied in Paris, Rome and Göttingen and received his doctorate in 1928. While in Germany, he befriended Carl Ludwig Siegel. He spent two academic years at Aligarh Muslim University from 1930. Hinduism and Sanskrit literature were his lifelong interests. After one year in Marseille, he taught six years in Strasbourg. He married Éveline in 1937. Weil was in Finland when World War II broke out; he had been traveling in Scandinavia since April 1939. Éveline returned to France without him. Weil was mistakenly arrested in Finland at the outbreak of the  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Known as
André Weil,Andre Weil
Date of birth
1906-05-06
Place of birth
Nantes
Nationality
France
Siblings
Simone Weil
Profession
Mathematician

Employment

Company Job title From To
Institute for Advanced Study

Education

Institution From To
École Normale Supérieure
Aligarh Muslim University
University of Paris

Death

Date of death
1998-08-06
Place of death
Princeton

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