[lit-ideas] Re: A Rant You Can Embellish

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 19:31:39 -0700

Oh, and in case ranting doesn't do it for you this eve, take heart from the heartwarming story of a mathematician who, though being born in Belgium, decided to specialize in modern group theory at the College de France, and now has achieved, at age 77, one half of the $1.2 million Abel prize money, which was presented to him by Norway's King Harald V. In addition to shaping group theory, the winner is also preeminent in algebra.

Yes, Professeur Jacques Tits is that man.

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon
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