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Jean Leray

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Birthplace: Chantenay, Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
Death: Died in La Baule, Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Leray and Baptistine Leray
Husband of Marguerite Leray
Father of <private> Leray; <private> Pecker (Leray) and <private> Leray

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Jean Leray

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

Jean Leray (7 November 1906 – 10 November 1998) was a French mathematician, who worked on both partial differential equations and algebraic topology.

He was born in Chantenay-sur-Loire (today part of Nantes). He studied at École Normale Supérieure from 1926 to 1929. He received his Ph.D. in 1933. Leray wrote an important paper that founded the study of weak solutions of the Navier–Stokes equations..."

He was awarded the Malaxa Prize (Romania, 1938), the Grand Prix in mathematical sciences (French Academy of Sciences, 1940), the Feltrinelli Prize (Accademia dei Lincei, 1971), the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (Israel, 1979), and the Lomonosov Gold Medal (Moscow, 1988).

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Jean Leray', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 September 2011, 10:43 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jean_Leray&oldid=450785425> [accessed 24 September 2011]

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Jean Leray's Timeline

1906
November 7, 1906
Chantenay, Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
1998
November 10, 1998
Age 92
La Baule, Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire, France