Samuel Eilenberg

Samuel Eilenberg (September 30, 1913 – January 30, 1998) was a Polish-American mathematician who co-founded category theory (with Saunders Mac Lane) and homological algebra.

Samuel Eilenberg
Samuel Eilenberg (1970)
Born(1913-09-30)September 30, 1913
DiedJanuary 30, 1998(1998-01-30) (aged 84)
New York City, United States
CitizenshipRussian, Polish, American
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
Known forEilenberg–Steenrod axioms
Eilenberg swindle
AwardsWolf Prize (1986)
Leroy P. Steele Prize (1987)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsColumbia University
ThesisOn the Topological Applications of Maps onto a Circle (1936)
Doctoral advisorsKazimierz Kuratowski
Karol Borsuk
Doctoral studentsJonathan Beck
David Buchsbaum
Martin Golumbic
Daniel Kan
William Lawvere
Ramaiyengar Sridharan
Myles Tierney

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