Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer

1881 - 1966

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L E J Brouwer was a Dutch mathematician best known for his topological fixed point theorem. He founded the doctrine of mathematical intuitionism, which views mathematics as the formulation of mental constructions that are governed by self-evident laws. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1954.
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Honours awarded to L E J Brouwer
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Fellow of the Royal Society1948
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1954
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1955
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