# Mathematician:Alain Connes

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## Mathematician

French mathematician and theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the study of operator algebras and noncommutative geometry.

### Fields Medal

Alain Connes was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1982}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Warsaw, Poland:

*Contributed to the theory of operator algebras, particularly the general classification and structure theorem of factors of type $\text {III}$, classification of automorphisms of the hyperfinite factor, classification of injective factors, and applications of the theory of $C^*$-algebras to foliations and differential geometry in general.*

## Nationality

French

## History

- Born: 1 April 1947 in Draguignan, Var, France

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 2001:
*Géométrie non-commutative*