Abel-winning geometry pioneer, remembered

The Belgium-born French mathematician Jacques Tits, an honorary professor at Collège de France in Paris who transformed geometry in the twentieth century, died last thirty day period, aged 91. A child prodigy, he also shared the 1993 Wolf Prize in Arithmetic, gained the German Mathematical Society’s Cantor medal in 1996 and shared the 2008 Abel Prize for “profound achievements in algebra and in specific for shaping fashionable team theory”.

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