**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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**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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