Borel, Armand

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Born: May 21, 1923 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 80 years of age.

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.

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