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Evariste GALOIS

French Evariste GALOIS


Source :  Eric BERNARD

Born: on October 25, 1811 in Bourg-la-Reine
Died: on May 31, 1832 in Paris


Évariste Galois; 25 October 1811 – 31 May 1832, was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a problem standing for 350 years. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel.

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