André Weil Mathematician

Andre weil

André Weil (6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998) (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃dʁe vɛj]) was an influential 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 life-long 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.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 6th, 1906
Place of birth
Paris, France
Nationality
France
Date of death
August 6th, 1998 at age of 92
Place of death
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Ethnicity
Jewish

Family

Siblings

Education

1. Aligarh Muslim University Colleges/University

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) (अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम विश्वविद्यालय, علی گڑھ مسلم یونیورسٹی) is a residential academic Central University in India founded in 1875 by social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He realised the acute need among Indian Muslims for modern education and, to achieve his goal, started a school named Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) in 1875. It was designed to train Muslims for government service in India and prepare them for advanced training in British universities. The school later became the Mohammedan Anglo-oriental College and finally Aligarh Muslim University in 1920 . It is one of the first institutions established during the British Raj.

Type Public university
Institution colors
Founded
1875
Headquarters
202002 - Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
Official web page www.amu.ac.in
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Aligarh Muslim University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1878., Mathematician
b. 1905., Politician
b. 1902., Politician
b. 1901., Politician
b. 1907., Military Commander
b. 1904., Politician
b. 1911., Poet
b. 1903., Physicist

2. University of Paris Colleges/University

- PhD

The University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) was a university located in Paris, France, and one of the earliest to be established in Europe. It was founded in the mid-12th century, and officially recognized as a university probably between 1160 and 1250. After many changes, including a century of suspension (1793–1896), it ceased to exist in 1970 and 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII) were created from it. The university is often referred to as the Sorbonne or La Sorbonne after the collegiate institution (Collège de Sorbonne) founded about 1257 by Robert de Sorbon. In fact, the university as such was older and was never completely centered on the Sorbonne. Of the 13 current successor universities, the first four have a presence in the historical Sorbonne building, and three include "Sorbonne" in their names.

Type University
Founded
1200
Headquarters
94 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 - Paris
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Paris connected by profession and/or age

b. 1903., Mathematician
b. 1909., Mathematician
b. 1907., Mathematician
b. 1903., Mathematician
b. 1907., Mathematician
b. 1902., Mathematician
b. 1873., Mathematician
b. 1814., Mathematician

3. École Normale Supérieure Colleges/University

The École normale supérieure (French pronunciation: [ekɔl nɔʁmal sypeʁjœʁ]; also known as Normale sup’, Normale, and ENS) is one of the most prestigious French grandes écoles (higher education establishments outside the mainstream framework of the public universities system). The ENS was initially conceived during the French Revolution, and it was intended to provide the Republic with a new body of teachers, trained in the critical spirit and secular values of the Enlightenment. It has since developed into an elite institution which has become a platform for many of France's brightest young people to pursue high-level careers in government and academia.

Institution colors
Founded
1794
Headquarters
45, rue d’Ulm, 75230 CEDEX 05 - Paris, Île-de-France
Undergraduates
2012. 250
Postgraduates
2012. 2,100
2011. 2,100
Official web page www.ens.fr
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended École Normale Supérieure connected by profession and/or age

b. 1904., Mathematician
b. 1909., Mathematician
b. 1906., Mathematician
b. 1904., Mathematician
b. 1905., Mathematician
b. 1903., Mathematician
b. 1908., Mathematician
b. 1910., Mathematician

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Institute for Advanced Study
1930
Official site
Other people associated with Institute for Advanced Study
Physicist
Mathematician
Mathematician
Economist

Organizations founded

1. Nicolas Bourbaki

Author

Nicolas Bourbaki is the collective pseudonym under which a group of 20th-century mathematicians, with the aim of reformulating mathematics on an extremely abstract and formal but self-contained basis, wrote a series of books beginning in 1935. With the goal of grounding all of mathematics on set theory, the group strove for rigour and generality. Their work led to the discovery of several concepts and terminologies still used, and influenced modern branches of mathematics. While there is no Nicolas Bourbaki, the Bourbaki group, officially known as the Association des collaborateurs de Nicolas Bourbaki, has an office at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Written work

1.Œuvres scientifiques =

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1979. by Springer-Verlag at New York City

2.Number theory for beginners

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1979. by Springer-Verlag at New York City (70 pages)

3.Adeles and algebraic groups

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. at Boston (126 pages)

Awards won

1979 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
for his inspired introduction of algebraic-geometric methods to the theory of numbers.
Wolf Foundation
Mathematics

1944 Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Mathematics
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Natural science

Wikipedia

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