Alexander Grothendieck facts for kids
Alexander Grothendieck in Montreal, 1970
28 March 1928|
Berlin, Prussia, Germany
|Died||13 November 2014
Saint-Lizier, Ariège, France
|Nationality||None (until the 1980s)
French (since the 1980s)
|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
|Notable awards||Fields Medal (1966)
Crafoord Prize (1988), declined
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.
In 1966 he was awarded the Fields Medal.
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