Elon Lages Lima, Brazilian mathematician, Died at 87

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Elon Lages Lima was born on July 9, 1929, and died on May 7, 2017.

He was a Brazilian mathematician.

Lima research concerns differential topology, algebraic topology, and differential geometry.

He was an influential figure in the development of mathematics in Brazil.

Lima was the professor emeritus at Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada of which he was the director during three separate periods.

Recently, Lima was the Chief Scientific Researcher of that institution.

He has been twice recipient of the Jabuti Prize from the Câmara Brasileira do Livro, for his textbooks Espaços Métricos and Álgebra Linear, and of the Anísio Teixeira Prize from the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Lima’s mathematical style was heavily influenced by Bourbaki’s.

Elon Lages Lima passed away at 87 years old.