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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Robert Steinberg, 1922-2014

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:20 PM

Galois matrices, the subject of the previous post,
are of course not new. See, for instance, Steinberg in 1951:

IMAGE- Robert Steinberg, introduction to 'A Geometric Approach to the Representations of the Full Linear Group over a Galois Field'

The American Mathematical Society reports that Steinberg died
on May 25, 2014.

As the above 1951 paper indicates, Steinberg was well acquainted with
what Weyl called “the devil of abstract algebra.” In thisĀ  journal, however,
Steinberg himself appears rather as an angel of geometry.

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