Saunders Mac Lane

Saunders Mac Lane (4 August 1909 – 14 April 2005) was an American mathematician who co-founded category theory with Samuel Eilenberg.

Saunders Mac Lane
Born(1909-08-04)4 August 1909
Taftville, Connecticut, U.S.
Died14 April 2005(2005-04-14) (aged 95)[1]
San Francisco, California, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
Alma materYale University
University of Chicago
University of Göttingen
Known forCategory theory
Mac Lane set theory
AwardsChauvenet Prize (1941)[2][3]
Leroy P. Steele Prize (1986)
National Medal of Science (1989)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
(Mathematical logic
Algebraic number theory
Algebraic topology)
InstitutionsHarvard University
Cornell University
University of Chicago
Columbia University
Doctoral advisorHermann Weyl
Paul Bernays
Doctoral studentsSteve Awodey
David Eisenbud
William Howard
Irving Kaplansky
Roger Lyndon
Michael D. Morley
Anil Nerode
Robert Solovay
John G. Thompson

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