Leslie Saunders Mac Lane

1909 - 2005

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Saunders Mac Lane was an American mathematician who worked in cohomology and category theory, but who is best known for the algebra book he wrote with Garrett Birkhoff.
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List of References (56 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. A Survey of Modern Algebra, by Birkhoff and Mac Lane
  2. Saunders Mac Lane's books
  3. Obituary: University of Chicago News

Honours awarded to Saunders Mac Lane
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MAA Chauvenet Prize winner1941
AMS Colloquium Lecturer1963
American Maths Society President1973 - 1974
AMS Steele Prize1986
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Other Web sites
  1. AMS (The AMS article by Mac Lane about Mathematics at Göttingen under the Nazis)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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