Serge Lang

Serge Lang (; May 19, 1927 – September 12, 2005) was a French-born American mathematician. He was known for his work in number theory and for his mathematics textbooks, including the influential Algebra. He was a member of the Bourbaki group.

Lang was born in Paris in 1927, and moved with his family to California as a teenager, where he graduated in 1943 from Beverly Hills High School. He subsequently graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1946, and received a doctorate from Princeton University in 1951. He held faculty positions at the University of Chicago and Columbia University (from 1955, leaving in 1971 in a dispute). At the time of his death he was professor emeritus of mathematics at Yale University.

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Graduate Texts In Mathematics - List of Books
... (1984, ISBN 978-0-387-96017-3) 59 Cyclotomic Fields, Serge Lang (1978, ISBN 978-0-387-90307-1) 60 Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, V. 68 Linear Operators on Hilbert Spaces, Weidmann, Szuecs 69 Cyclotomic Fields II, Serge Lang 70 Singular Homology Theory, William S. 89 Introduction to Algebraic and Abelian Functions, Serge Lang 90 An Introduction to Convex Polytopes, Arne Brondsted 91 The Geometry of Discrete Groups, Alan F ...
Serge Lang - Activism
... In addition to being a mathematician, Lang spent much of his time engaged in politics ... Lang later quit his position at Columbia in 1971 in protest over the university's treatment of anti-war protesters ... Lang engaged in several efforts to challenge anyone he believed was spreading misinformation or misusing science or mathematics to further their own goals ...

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