Alexander Grothendieck

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Alexander Grothendieck

Alexander was a German-born French mathematician who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry. Image source: www.guim.co.uk

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Alexander Grothendieck
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Alexander Grothendieck

Alexander began his very productive and public career as a mathematician in 1949. His crucial point in launching the Theory of Algebraic Geometry included commutative algebra, homological algebra, sheaf theory and category theory. Image source: www.forward.com

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Alexander Grothendieck
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Alexander Grothendieck

During the Golden Age of IHES (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques), Alexander focused on various themes such as topology, number theory, algebraic, complex analysis and category theory. Image source: www.cnrs.fr

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Alexander Grothendieck
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Alexander Grothendieck

Alexander later decided to leave the mathematical community to focus more on political causes. His political views were pacifist and radical. He did not like the intervention of the US in Vietnam. In fact, he strongly protested the Vietnam War. He even gave lectures on category theory on the forest of Hanoi. Image source: www.nyt.com

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Alexander Grothendieck
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Alexander Grothendieck

After he retired in 1988, Alexander lived in isolation until his death in the Pyrenees. Image source: www.thetimes.co.uk

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