BROUWER, Bertus (Luitzen Egbertus Jan)

   Mathematician and philosopher. Brouwer is considered the founder of mathematical intuitionism, which led to the rejection of parts of classical mathematics. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Amsterdam and occupied a professorship in this university until his retirement in 1951. One of his students was the chess player Max Euwe. Brouwer was a member of the editorial board of Mathematische Annalen (1914–1928) and founded the Compositio Mathematica in 1934. Brouwer held many lectures abroad. Because of his questionable attitude during World WarII, he was suspended a few months after the liberation. His Collected Workswas published in 1975–1976.

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  • Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer — [ˈlœyt.sən ɛx.ˈbɛʁ.təs jɑn ˈbʁʌu.əʁ] (February 27 1881, Overschie – December 2 1966, Blaricum), usually cited as L. E. J. Brouwer but known to his friends as Bertus, was a Dutch mathematician and philosopher, a graduate of the University of… …   Wikipedia

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