# Alexander Grothendieck

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Who is Alexander Grothendieck?

**Alexander Grothendieck** was a German-born French *mathematician* who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry. His research multiplied the scope of the field and added major elements of commutative algebra, homological algebra, sheaf theory and category theory to its foundations, while his so-called "relative" perspective led to revolutionary advances in many areas of pure mathematics.

- also known as Гротендик, Александр; 亚历山大·格罗滕迪克
- born on (87 years ago) in Berlin
- nationality: France
- education:
- profession: Mathematician
- died on in Saint-Lizier
- some of the awards:
*Fields Medal*(For fundamental advances in algebraic geometry and related fields of mathematics.)

*Crafoord Prize in Astronomy and Mathematics*

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### Convexity and Discrete Geometry Including Graph Theory (2016)

Mulhouse, France, September 2014 by Karim Adiprasito, Imre Bárány, Costin Vilcu

The 20th century gave great examples for each of these two types: Paul Erd ̋os
is a problem solver, while * Alexander Grothendieck is a theory builder*. Obviously,
like Erd ̋os, Tudor is a problem solver. But, unlike Erd ̋os, who approached ...

### CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition (2002)

by Eric W. Weisstein

**Alexander Grothendieck** (University of Paris) Stephen Smale (
University of California, Berkeley) 1970 Alan Baker (Cambridge University) Fields
Medal Heisuke Hironaka (Harvard University) Serge P. Novikov (Moscow
University) ...

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