Élie Cartan

Mathematician, Academic

1869 – 1951

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Who was Élie Cartan?

Élie Joseph Cartan was an influential French mathematician who did fundamental work in the theory of Lie groups and their geometric applications. He also made significant contributions to mathematical physics, differential geometry, and group theory. He was the father of another influential mathematician, Henri Cartan, and the composer Jean Cartan.

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Born
Apr 9, 1869
Dolomieu, Isère
Also known as
  • Elie Cartan
Children
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • École Normale Supérieure
Died
May 6, 1951
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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