Death of Alexander Grothendieck

March 28, 1928 - November 13, 2014
Saint-Girons, France | Age 86

Mathematics great dies in France
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JAMEY KEATEN, The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Alexander Grothendieck, an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th-century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes, has died, the French presidency said Friday. He was 86.

He died Thursday at a hospital in the southwestern town of Saint-Girons, hospital officials said, without specifying the cause of death for privacy reasons. According to French daily Le Monde, Grothendieck had been...

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