Évariste Galois

Évariste Galois (1811 - 1832)

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Évariste Galois
Born in Bourg-la-Reine, Seine, Francemap
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Died in Paris, Seine, Francemap
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Évariste Galois was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a problem standing for 350 years. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel.


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