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The Historical Development of Algebraic Geometry
Year of Award: 1973
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 79, 1972, pp. 827-866
About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 79, (1972)) Jean A. Dieudonne studied at the Ecole Normale superieure from 1924-27, was a Fellow at Princeton, Lerlin, and Zurich, and received his Doctorate in 1931. He served on the faculties at Bordeaux, Rennes, Nancy, Sao-Paulo, Michigan, Northwestern, l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, and was the Dean of Faculty at Nice until his retirement. He held Visiting Professorships at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Pisa, Maryland, Tata Institute Bombay, Notre Dame, and Washington. His honors include the Order of the Legion of Honor, the Order of the Academie Palms, and membership in the Academy of Sciences. He served as President of the Mathematical Society of France in 1964-65.
Prof. Dieudonne has published a number of books and about 135 research articles on analysis, topology, spectral theory, classical groups, formal Lie groups, and non-commutative rings.