Élie Cartan AKA Élie Joseph Cartan Born: 9Apr1869 Birthplace: Dolomieu, France Died: 6May1951 Location of death: Paris, France Cause of death: unspecified
Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Mathematician, Physicist Nationality: France Executive summary: Spinor groups French mathematician Élie Cartan was noted for his work on differentiable manifolds, his discovery of spinor groups as exponentials of the orthogonal algebras, and his development of a system of calculus called exterior differential forms. He corresponded with Albert Einstein about general relativity, and his son was the mathematician Henri Cartan. Father: Joseph Cartan (blacksmith) Mother: Anne Cottaz Wife: MarieLouise Bianconi (m. 1903) Son: Henri Cartan (mathematician, b. 1904, d. 2008) Son: Jean Cartan (composer, b. 1906, d. 1931) Son: Louis Cartan (French Resistance, d. 1943 World War II)
High School: Lycée JeansondeSailly, Grenoble, France (1888) University: DSc Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France (1894) Teacher: Mathematics, University of Montpellier (189496) Teacher: Mathematics, University of Lyon (18961903) Professor: Mathematics, University of Nancy (190309) Teacher: Mathematics, Sorbonne (190912) Professor: Calculus, Sorbonne (191220) Professor: Rational Mechanics, Sorbonne (192024) Professor: Geometry, Sorbonne (192440)
French Academy of Sciences London Mathematical Society Honorary Member Royal Society Lunar Crater Cartan (4.2° N, 59.3° E, 16 km) French Ancestry
Author of books:
La Géométrie des Espaces de Riemann (The Geometry of Riemann Spaces) (1925) La Théorie des Groupes Continus et des Espaces Généralisés (The Theory of Continuous Groups and Generalized Spaces) (1935) Elie CartanAlbert Einstein: Letters on Absolute Parallelism, 19291932 (1979, posthumous, with Albert Einstein)
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