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Serge Lang

French-born American mathematician

Died when: 78 years 116 days (939 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Serge Lang

Serge Lang (French: [lɑ̃ɡ];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 HIV/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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