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Max August Zorn

Max August Zorn (June 6, 1906 - March 9, 1993) was a German-born American mathematician.

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.