Jean-Pierre Serre

1926 - Today

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Jean-Pierre Serre (French: [sɛʁ]; born 15 September 1926) is a French mathematician who has made contributions to algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, and algebraic number theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Pierre Serre has received more than 338,501 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jean-Pierre Serre is the 175th most popular mathematician (down from 164th in 2019), the 1,253rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,132nd in 2019) and the 36th most popular French Mathematician.

Jean-Pierre Serre is most famous for his work in algebraic geometry. He introduced the idea of a scheme, which is a generalization of the notion of a curve.

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Among mathematicians, Jean-Pierre Serre ranks 175 out of 828Before him are Paul Ehrenfest, Felix Hausdorff, John Edensor Littlewood, Colin Maclaurin, Rafael Bombelli, and André Weil. After him are René Thom, Vladimir Arnold, Nicomachus, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Antoine Augustin Cournot, and Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus.

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Among people born in 1926, Jean-Pierre Serre ranks 75Before him are Gyula Grosics, Joan Sutherland, Yoshio Okada, Noah Gordon, Poul Anderson, and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos. After him are Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Alan Greenspan, Michel Butor, Shigeo Sugimoto, James Stirling, and Paul Berg.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Pierre Serre ranks 1,253 out of 5,234Before him are Henri Désiré Landru (1869), James II of Majorca (1243), André Weil (1906), Gundobad (500), Étienne Cabet (1788), and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802). After him are Léon Bloy (1846), Albert Marquet (1875), Raymond Domenech (1952), Antoine Jérôme Balard (1802), Raymond of Poitiers (1115), and Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838).


Among mathematicians born in France, Jean-Pierre Serre ranks 36Before him are Étienne Bézout (1730), Michel Rolle (1652), Jacques Hadamard (1865), Pierre Bouguer (1698), Étienne-Louis Malus (1775), and André Weil (1906). After him are René Thom (1923), Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801), Jean Gaston Darboux (1842), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), and Camille Jordan (1838).