God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
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|Birth:||6th May, 1906|
|Death:||6th August, 1998|
André Weil was born in Paris. He was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the influential Bourbaki group. He studied in Paris, Rome and Göttingen and received his doctorate in 1928. Starting in 1930, he spent two academic years at Aligarh Muslim University. Aside from mathematics, Weil held lifelong interests in Hinduism and Sanskrit literature. After teaching for one year in Marseille, he taught for six years in Strasbourg. He married Éveline in 1937. For two years, he taught undergraduate mathematics at Lehigh University. He then returned to the United States and taught at the University of Chicago from 1947 to 1958, before moving to the Institute for Advanced Study, where he would spend the remainder of his career. In 1979, Weil shared the second Wolf Prize in Mathematics with Jean Leray.
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