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Question 1: Serre, at twenty-seven in 1954, is the youngest ever to be awarded the ________.
Grigori PerelmanJohn G. ThompsonShing-Tung YauFields Medal

Question 2: The problem was that the cohomology of a coherent sheaf over a ________ couldn't capture as much topology as singular cohomology with integer coefficients.
Ring (mathematics)Group (mathematics)Finite fieldField (mathematics)

Question 3: However, Weyl's perception that the central place of classical analysis had been challenged by ________ has subsequently been justified, as has his assessment of Serre's place in this change.
Abstract algebraVector spaceGroup (mathematics)Number theory

Question 4: From 1959 onward Serre's interests turned towards ________, in particular class field theory and the theory of complex multiplication.
MathematicsNumber theoryAnalytic number theoryAlgebra

Question 5: Together with Cartan, Serre established the technique of using Eilenberg-MacLane spaces for computing ________, which at that time was considered as the major problem in topology.
Group (mathematics)Fundamental groupAlgebraic topologyHomotopy groups of spheres

Question 6: Two major foundational papers by Serre were Faisceaux Algébriques Cohérents (FAC), on coherent cohomology) and Géometrie Algébrique et Géométrie Analytique (________).
Sheaf (mathematics)Riemann surfaceProjective spaceAlgebraic geometry and analytic geometry

Question 7: O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Jean-Pierre Serre", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, ________, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Serre.html  .
University of CambridgeUniversity of OxfordUniversity of GlasgowUniversity of St Andrews

Question 8: Jean-Pierre Serre (born 15 September 1926) is a French mathematician in the fields of ________, number theory and topology.
Algebraic geometryMathematicsCalculusAbstract algebra

Question 9: From 1948 to 1954 he held positions at the ________ in Paris.
Grands établissementsFrench National Centre for Scientific ResearchÉtablissement public à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnelInstitut de recherche pour le développement

Question 10: He has received numerous awards and honors for his mathematical research and exposition, including the ________ in 1954 and the Abel Prize in 2003.
John G. ThompsonFields MedalShing-Tung YauGrigori Perelman







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