Henri Cartan AKA Henri Paul Cartan Born: 8Jul1904 Birthplace: Nancy, France Died: 13Aug2008 Location of death: Paris, France Cause of death: Natural Causes
Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Mathematician Nationality: France Executive summary: Leader of the math Bourbakistes Henri Cartan is known for his work in homological algebra (the application of algebraic technique to topological spaces), analytic functions of complex variables, and the theory of sheaves. He was a founder of the "Nicolas Bourbaki" group, a collective of French mathematicians who revitalized the study of math in France after World War II left most of that nation's top mathematicians dead. His father was the famed mathematician Élie Cartan. Father: Élie Cartan (mathematician, b. 1869, d. 1951) Mother: MarieLouise Bianconi (m. 1903) Brother: Jean Cartan (composer, b. 1906, d. 1931) Brother: Louis Cartan (French Resistance, d. 1943 World War II) Wife: Nicole Antoinette Weiss (m. 14Sep1935, two sons, three daughters) Son: Jean Cartan Daughter: Françoise Cartan Adam Son: Étienne Cartan Daughter: Mireille Cartan Daughter: Suzanne Cartan
High School: Lycée Buffon, Paris, France (attended) High School: Lycée Hoche, Versailles, France (1914) University: BA Mathematics, Sorbonne University: DSc Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure (1928) Teacher: Mathematics, Lycée Malherbe, Caen, France (192629) Teacher: Mathematics, University of Lille (192931) Teacher: Mathematics, University of Strasbourg (193140) Professor: Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure (194069) Professor: Mathematics, ParisSud University, Orsay, France (197075)
Wolf Prize in Mathematics 1980 (with Andrei Kolmogorov) French Legion of Honor 1989 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Foreign Member American Mathematical Society Foreign Member French Academy of Sciences German Mathematical Society Honorary Member
London Mathematical Society Honorary Member National Academy of Sciences Royal Academy of Belgium Foreign Member
Royal Danish Academy of Sciences Foreign Member
Royal Society French Ancestry
Author of books:
Homological Algebra (1956, with Samuel Eilenberg) Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions of One or Several Complex Variables (1963) Differential Forms (1967) Differential Calculus (1967)
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