Serge Lang, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Serge Lang

mathematician

Date of Birth: 19-May-1927

Place of Birth: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 12-Sep-2005

Profession: mathematician

Nationality: United States, France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Serge Lang

  • Serge Lang (French: [l?~g]; May 19, 1927 – September 12, 2005) was a French-American mathematician and activist who taught at Yale University for most of his career.
  • He is known for his work in number theory and for his mathematics textbooks, including the influential Algebra.
  • He received the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in 1960 and was a member of the Bourbaki group.
  • As an activist, Lang campaigned against the Vietnam war, and also successfully fought against the nomination of the political scientist Samuel P.
  • Huntington to the National Academies of Science.
  • Later in his life, Lang was an AIDS denialist.
  • He claimed that HIV had not been proven to cause AIDS and protested Yale's research into HIV/AIDS.

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