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Alexander Grothendieck  

Alexander Grothendieck in Montreal, 1970  
Born 
28 March 1928 Berlin, Prussia, Germany 
Died 
13 November 2014 SaintLizier, Ariège, France  (aged 86)
Residence  French Pyrenees 
Nationality 
None (until the 1980s) French (since the 1980s)^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]} 
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques 
Alma mater 
University of Montpellier University of Nancy 
Doctoral advisor  Laurent Schwartz and Jean Dieudonné 
Doctoral students 
Pierre Berthelot Carlos ContouCarrere Pierre Deligne Michel Demazure Pierre Gabriel Jean Giraud Luc Illusie Michel Raynaud JeanLouis Verdier 
Notable awards 
Fields Medal (1966) Crafoord Prize (1988), declined 
Alexander Grothendieck (Berlin, 28 March 1928 – 13 November 2014, SaintGirons, Ariège) was a leading figure in the modern field of algebraic geometry.^{[4]}^{[5]}^{[6]}^{[7]}
In 1970 Grothendieck left the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, where he had been appointed research professor (1958–1970) and where he did his greatest work. He turned to radical pacifism and opposed all forms of warfare and aggression. This is why he declined the Crafoord Prize in 1988.^{[8]}^{[9]}
In 1966 he was awarded the Fields Medal.^{[10]}
References
 ↑ Cartier 2009, p. 10, footnote 12.
 ↑ Kleinert 2007.
 ↑ Douroux 2012.
 ↑ JOC/EFR (June 1997). "Alexander Grothendieck". University of St Andrews, Scotland. http://wwwhistory.mcs.stand.ac.uk/Biographies/Grothendieck.html. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
 ↑ Piotr Pragacz, Topics in Cohomological Studies of Algebraic Varieties: Impanga Lecture Notes (Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser, 2005), p. xvii
 ↑ "Alexandre Grothendieck, ou la mort d'un génie qui voulait se faire oublier" (in French). Libération Sciences. 13 November 2014. http://www.liberation.fr/sciences/2014/11/13/alexandregrothendieckoulamortdungeniequivoulaitsefaireoublier_1142614. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
 ↑ Alexander Grothendieck  obituary
 ↑ Crafoord Prize letter at the Internet Archive
 ↑ Robert Matthews and Nadejda Lobastova (20 August 2006). "Mathematics, where nothing is ever as simple as it seems". Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1526781/Mathematicswherenothingiseverassimpleasitseems.html. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
 ↑ Sooyoung Chang, Academic Genealogy of Mathematicians (Hackensack, NJ; Singapore: World Scientific, 2011), p. 115

