Max August Zorn

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Max August Zorn was a German-born American mathematician; he was born on June 6, 1906 and died on March 9, 1993.

He was an algebraist, group theorist, and numerical analyst.

He is famous for Zorn's lemma, a powerful tool in set theory that is applicable to a wide range of mathematical constructs such as vector spaces, ordered sets, etc.

He was a professor at Indiana University from 1946 until his death.