A word about Hermann Weyl

“It is a crying shame that Weyl is leaving Zurich. He is a great master.” Thus, Albert Einstein described Hermann Weyl (1885-1955), who remains a legendary figure, “one of the greatest mathematicians of the first half of the twentieth century…No other mathematician could claim to have initiated more of the theories that are now being explored,” as Sir Michael Atiyah had put it once.

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