# Serre, Jean-Pierre[sair](1926 --) Mathematician, born in Bages, France. He studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, then worked at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of Nancy, becoming professor at the Collège de France in 1956. He has carried out research in homotopy theory, algebraic geometry, class field theory, group theory, and number theory, and in 1954 he was awarded the Fields Medal (the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize). |