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Jean-Christophe Yoccoz (May 29, 1957 – September 3, 2016) was a French mathematician. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1994, for his work on dynamical systems.Yoccoz attended the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, ...

7/16/2008 3/20/2020

Pierre Bourdieu MP (1930 - 2002)

A key 20th century sociologist.

8/16/2019 8/16/2019

Jacques Tits (French: [tits]; born 12 August 1930 in Uccle) is a Belgium-born French mathematician who works on group theory and geometry and who introduced Tits buildings, the Tits alternative, and th...

7/16/2008 3/23/2018

Michel Foucault MP (1926 - 1984)

Foucault* Alias: Paul-Michel Foucault* Birth: Oct 15 1926* Poitiers* Death: Cause of death: HIV/AIDS* June 25 1984* Paris* Religions: Atheism* Nationality: France* Occupations: Philosopher, Writer, Soc...

2/10/2018 2/15/2018

Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy MP (1789 - 1857)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "...Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (21 August 1789 – 23 May 1857; was a French mathematician who was an early pioneer of analysis. He started the project of formulating and...

5/13/2007 3/27/2017

Joseph Liouville MP (1809 - 1882)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:== Joseph Liouville (24 March 1809 – 8 September 1882) was a French mathematician.Liouville graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1827. After some years as an assista...

5/17/2008 3/27/2017

Jean-Pierre Serre (French: [s%C9%9B%CA%81]; born 15 September 1926) is a French mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, and algebraic number theo...

1/18/2008 3/19/2017

Maurice, VI. duc de Broglie MP (1875 - 1960)

Louis-César-Victor-Maurice, duc de Broglie , né à Paris 8e le 27 avril 1875 et mort à Neuilly-sur-Seine le 14 juillet 19601, fils de Victor de Broglie (1846-1906), est un physicien français. Louis-Césa...

8/25/2008 2/17/2017

Sylvain Lévi (1863 - 1935)

2/16/2009 2/14/2017

Jean Leray MP (1906 - 1998)

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 Cha...

12/26/2008 2/14/2017

Jacques-Louis Lions (1928 - 2001)

Jacques-Louis Lions (3 May 1928 – 17 May 2001) was a French mathematician who made contributions to the theory of partial differential equations and to stochastic control, among other areas. He receive...

2/10/2017 2/10/2017

Paul Eugène Pelliot (1878 - 1945)

Paul Pelliot was a French sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts.

2/6/2017 2/6/2017

Henri Léon Lebesgue MP (1875 - 1941)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:=="... Henri Léon Lebesgue ( June 28, 1875 – July 26, 1941) was a French mathematician most famous for his theory of integration, which was a generalization of the 17th c...

6/20/2008 2/6/2017

Jacques S. Hadamard MP (1865 - 1963)

A biography of Jacques HadamardSalomon Hadamard (December 8, 1865 – October 17, 1963) was a French mathematician who made major contributions in number theory, complex function theory, differential geo...

2/7/2009 2/6/2017

Szolem Mandelbrojt (1899 - 1983)

Szolem Mandelbrojt was a Polish-French mathematician who specialized in mathematical analysis. He was a Professor at Collège de France from 1938 to 1972, where he held the Chair of Analytical Mechanics...

1/23/2009 2/6/2017

Charles Gide (1847 - 1932)

Charles Gide (French: [%CA%92id]; 1847–1932) was a leading French economist and historian of economic thought. He was a professor at the University of Bordeaux, at Montpellier, at Université de Paris a...

11/25/2007 5/16/2016

Oronce Fine (1494 - 1555)

Oronce Finé (or Fine; Latin: Orontius Finnaeus or Finaeus ; Italian: Oronzio Fineo ; 20 December 1494 – 8 August 1555) was a French mathematician and cartographer.Born in Briançon, the son and grandson...

8/2/2008 5/16/2016

en.wikipedia.org... ; Émile Auguste Étienne Martin Deschanel (19 November 1819, Paris – 26 January 1904, Paris) was a French author and politician, the father of Paul Deschanel, the 11th President of t...

5/1/2012 5/16/2016

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Il reçut le prix Nobel de physique de 1991 pour ses travaux sur les cristaux liquides et les polymères. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (October 24, 1932 – May 18, 2007) was a French ph...

5/11/2010 5/16/2016

Georges Cuvier MP (1769 - 1832)

Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier (23 August 1769 – 13 May 1832), known as Georges Cuvier , was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "founding father of paleontolog...

11/15/2014 5/16/2016

Jean-Pierre Changeux (French: [%CA%83%C9%91%CC%83%CA%92%C3%B8]; born 6 April 1936) is a French neuroscientist known for his research in several fields of biology, from the structure and function of pro...

2/24/2016 5/16/2016

Jean-François Champollion dit Champollion le Jeune (né le 23 décembre 1790 à Figeac, dans le Lot et mort le 4 mars 1832 à Paris), est un égyptologue français. Déchiffreur des hiéroglyphes, il est consi...

10/28/2010 5/16/2016

Henri-Louis Bergson (French pronunciation: [b%C9%9B%CA%81ks%C9%94n] 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergs...

12/1/2007 5/16/2016

Raymond Aron MP (1905 - 1983)

Raymond Claude Ferdinand Aron was a French philosopher, sociologist, journalist, and political scientist.He is best known for his 1955 book The Opium of the Intellectuals , the title of which inverts K...

2/7/2009 5/16/2016

Serge Haroche (born 11 September 1944)[1] is a French physicist who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wineland for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable m...

9/11/2014 5/16/2016

Claude Lévi-Strauss MP (1908 - 2009)

Claude Levi Strauss - Wikipedia French Anthropologue et ethnologue Français Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called the...

5/24/2010 5/16/2016

Pierre Léon Boutroux (1880 - 1922)

8/29/2012 2/3/2016

Paul Langevin MP (1872 - 1946)

Paul Langevin , né à Paris 18e le 23 janvier 1872 et décédé dans cette même ville (5e arrondissement) le 19 décembre 19461, est un physicien français, connu notamment pour sa théorie du magnétisme et l...

12/26/2007 2/3/2016

Pierre Boulez MP (1925 - 2016)

Boulez, Classical Music Innovator, Dies at 90 By PAUL GRIFFITHSJAN. 6, 2016Pierre Boulez, the French composer and conductor who was a dominant figure in classical music for over half a century, died on...

1/6/2016 2/3/2016