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Weil, André


(1906 --)

Mathematician, born in Paris, France, the brother of Simone Weil. He studied at the universities of Paris, Rome, and Göttingen, and was professor of mathematics in India (1930--2), Strasbourg (1933--40), Brazil (1945--7), and Chicago (1947--58), before settling at Princeton in 1958. One of the most brilliant mathematicians of the century, he has worked in number theory, algebraic geometry, and group theory. He was one of the founders of the Bourbaki group, and has also written on the history of mathematics.

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