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William Lawvere

American mathematician

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Francis William Lawvere is a mathematician known for his work in category theory, topos theory and the philosophy of mathematics.Biography Lawvere studied continuum mechanics as an undergraduate with Clifford Truesdell. He learned of category theory while teaching a course on functional analysis for Truesdell, specifically from a problem in John L. Kelley's textbook General Topology. Lawvere found it a promising framework for simple rigorous axioms for the physical ideas of Truesdell and Walter Noll. Truesdell supported Lawvere's application to study further with Samuel Eilenberg, a founder of category theory, at Columbia University in 1960.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

University at Buffalo

University with campuses in and around Buffalo, NY and Amherst, NY

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