Jean Leray

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Leray, Jean


Born Nov. 7, 1906, in Chanteney. French mathematician. Member of the Paris Academy of Sciences (1953).

Leray studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieur. In 1947 he became a professor at the College de France. His principal works are on functional analysis (Leray-Schauder fixed-point method), algebraic topology, and hyperbolic partial differential equations. Leray is a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1966).


In Russian translation:
Differentsial’noe i integral’noe ischislenie na kompleksnom analiticheskom mnogoobrazie. Moscow, 1961.
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