# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Andre Weil (1906-98): One of the century's most influential puremathematicians," by Robert P. Langlands. *Nature,* 29 October 1998, page848.

This obituary for Andre Weil describes his life and his mathematicalachievements, which center in the areas of number theory and algebraicgeometry. In addition to his research, Weil was well known for his elegantwriting and for his founding of the Bourbaki group, which had a deep influenceon mathematics, especially in France.

*--- Allyn Jackson*