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Adem Chahín, José (1921–1991)

Adem Chahín, José (1921–1991)

José Adem Chahín (b. 27 October 1921; d. February 1991), leading Mexican mathematician. A native of Tuxpan, Veracruz, Adem received his early education in his birthplace. He studied mathematics at the National University of Mexico from 1941 to 1945, after which he did graduate work at the Mathematics Institute (1946–1948). He traveled to the United States to complete a doctorate at Princeton University (1952). A researcher and educator, Adem taught at the National School of Engineering and Sciences and the National University, becoming a full-time researcher at the Mathematics Institute (1954–1961). His works on algebra have appeared in English. He directed the mathematics department at the National Polytechnic Institute from 1961 to 1973. He was a member of the National College, and received Mexico's National Prize in Sciences (1967). A book of interviews was published under his name in 1984: Imagen y obra escogida (Mexico City: UNAM, 1984).

See alsoMexico: Since 1910 .


Jesús Silva Herzog, Biografías de amigos y conocidos (1980).

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