Oscar Zariski (April 24, 1899 – July 4, 1986): American mathematician and one of the most influential algebraic geometers of the 20th century.
1.) Carol Parikh (2008). The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski. Springer. p. 5. ISBN 9780387094298. "And yet it did, even though since moving into the boarding house he had become an atheist and most of his friends, including his best friend, were Russians."