Jacques Herbrand

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Herbrand, Jacques


Born Feb. 12, 1908, in Paris; died July 27, 1931, at La Bérarde, Isère. French mathematician.

Herbrand graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris in 1925. His principal works dealt with mathematical logic and algebra. Herbrand’s interests in the former centered on predicate calculus, recursive functions, deduction theorems, and constructive logic; in the latter he made contributions to the study of fields and algebraic numbers.