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Borel, Armand

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: Swiss
Categories: Mathematicians

1923 – He was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, on the 21st of May.

         – He studied at the ETH Zürich.

1949 – He went to Paris, he applied the Leray spectral sequence to the topology of Lie groups and their classifying spaces, under the influence of Leray and Henri Cartan.

1957-1993 – He became permanent professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

         – He collaborated with Jacques Tits in fundamental work on algebraic groups, and with Harish-Chandra on their arithmetic subgroups.

         – He published his work on the history of Lie groups.

2003 – He died on the 11th of August in Princeton, NJ of cancer at age 80.