Solomon Lefschetz, 1884-1972

@article{Hodge1973SolomonL1,
  title={Solomon Lefschetz, 1884-1972},
  author={W. V. D. Hodge},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1973},
  pages={433 - 453}
}
  • W. V. D. Hodge
  • Published 1 December 1973
  • Art
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Solomon Lefschetz, who died on 5 October 1972 at the age of 88, was a dominant figure in the mathematical world, not only for his outstanding original contributions to at least three branches of mathematics, but also for his personal influence in creating world famous centres of mathematics at Princeton, Mexico and elsewhere. All this was achieved in spite of a crippling handicap caused by an accident in 1910 which forced him to abandon his chosen career as an engineer and begin again from… 

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