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André Weil ( May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ...May 6, 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...1906 _ August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ...August 6, 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...1998) was one of the great A mathematician is a person whose area of study and research is mathematics. ...mathematicians of the (19th century _ 20th century _ 21st century _ more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...20th century, a founding member of the influential Nicolas Bourbaki is the pseudonym under which a group of mainly French 20th_century mathematicians wrote a series of books of exposition of modern advanced mathematics, beginning in 1935. ...Bourbaki group. He was brother of the A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy. ...philosopher Simone Weil should not be confused with Simone Veil, a French politician. ...Simone Weil.


Born in The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...Paris, he studied in Paris, The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ...Rome and Map of Germany showing Göttingen 1 External links Coat of Arms University of Göttingen Top: The old Auditorium Maximum (1862_65) Bottom: New library building Göttingen is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...Göttingen and received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ...doctorate in 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...1928. A conscientious objector and Jew, Weil fled France _ Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...France for The Republic of Finland ( Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west. ...Finland when Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. ...World War II broke out. A famous anecdote was confirmed in his For music albums named Autobiography, see Greek eauton = self, bios = life and graphein = write) is a form of biography, the writing of a life story. ...autobiography: after having been arrested under suspicion of Spy and secret agent redirect here; for alternate use, see Spy (disambiguation) and Secret agent (disambiguation). ...espionage in Finland, he was saved from being shot only by the intervention of Rolf Herman Nevanlinna (October 22, 1895 _ May 28, 1980) is perhaps the most famous Finnish mathematician. ...Rolf Nevanlinna.


After the war, Weil went to the United States where he taught at the The University of Chicago is a private co_educational university located in Chicago, Illinois. ...University of Chicago before settling at the The Institute for Advanced Study is a private institution in Princeton Township, New Jersey, designed to foster pure cutting_edge research by scientists in a variety of fields without the complications of teaching or funding, or the agendas of sponsorship. ...Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the eight Ivy League universities, and is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. ...Princeton University.


He made substantial contributions in many areas, the most important being profound connections between Algebraic geometry is a branch of mathematics which, as the name suggests, combines abstract algebra, especially commutative algebra, with geometry. ...algebraic geometry and Traditionally, number theory is that branch of pure mathematics concerned with the properties of integers and contains many open problems that are easily understood even by non_mathematicians. ...number theory. Among his accomplishments were the so_called In mathematics, the Weil conjectures, which had become theorems by 1975, were some highly_influential proposals from the late 1940s by Andre Weil on the generating functions (known as local zeta_functions) derived from counting the number of points on algebraic varieties over finite fields. ...Weil conjectures (later proved by Bernard Dwork, Alexander Grothendieck (born March 28, 1928, Berlin) is one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, with major contributions to algebraic geometry, homological algebra, and functional analysis. ...Alexander Grothendieck and Pierre Deligne (born 3 October 1944) is a Belgian mathematician. ...Pierre Deligne), the RH directs here. ...Riemann hypothesis for In algebraic geometry, the function field of an irreducible algebraic variety is the field of fractions of the ring of regular functions. ...function fields, laying proper foundations for algebraic geometry, and discovery that the so_called Weil representation, previously introduced in Fig. ...quantum mechanics by Segal and Shale, gave a proper framework for understanding the classical theory of In mathematics, a quadratic form is a homogeneous polynomial of degree two in a number of variables. ...quadratic forms.


André Weil should not be confused with Andrew John Wiles (born April 11, 1953) is a British mathematician living in the United States. ...Andrew Wiles, another famous mathematician who, like Weil, has done important work in In mathematics, elliptic curves are defined by certain cubic (the superscript exponent is three, a. ...elliptic curves; the similarity of their names is a coincidence.


See also: In mathematics, the Weil pairing is a construction of roots of unity by means of functions on an elliptic curve E, in such a way as to constitute a pairing (bilinear form, though with multiplicative notation) on the torsion subgroup of E. The name is for André Weil, who gave...Weil pairing.


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andr weil - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com (193 words)
Andr Weil (May 6, 1906 - August 6, 1998) was one of the great mathematicians of the 20th century, a founding member of the influential Bourbaki group.
After the war, Weil went to the United States where he taught at the University of Chicago before settling at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.
Andr Weil should not be confused with Andrew Wiles, another famous mathematician who, like Weil, has done important work in elliptic curves; the similarity of their names is a coincidence.
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