Serge Lang — Mathematician born on May 19, 1927, died on September 12, 2005

Serge Lang was a French-born American mathematician. He is known for his work in number theory and for his mathematics textbooks, including the influential Algebra. He was a member of the Bourbaki group... (wikipedia)

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