Andre Weil

  • French mathematician
  • Born May 6, 1906
  • Died August 6, 1998

André Weil (; French: [ɑ̃dʁe vɛj]; 6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998) was a French mathematician, known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto early leader of the mathematical Bourbaki group. The philosopher Simone Weil was his sister.

What is crucial is there be laws.

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.

Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men.

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often.