Laurent Schwartz

1915 - 2002

Laurent Schwartz

Laurent-Moïse Schwartz (French: [ʃvaʁts]; 5 March 1915 – 4 July 2002) was a French mathematician. He pioneered the theory of distributions, which gives a well-defined meaning to objects such as the Dirac delta function. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1950 for his work on the theory of distributions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurent Schwartz has received more than 128,918 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 176th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Laurent Schwartz ranks 176 out of 746Before him are Jean Gaston Darboux, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Seki Takakazu, Hermann Schwarz, Willem de Sitter, and Paul Guldin. After him are Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Lloyd Shapley, Vladimir Arnold, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Menelaus of Alexandria, and Jakob Steiner.

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Among people born in 1915, Laurent Schwartz ranks 44Before him are Bob Kane, Helmut Schön, Thomas Huckle Weller, W. Arthur Lewis, Chung Ju-yung, and Peter Medawar. After him are Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Franz Josef Strauss, Shoichi Yokoi, Kaoru Ishikawa, Henry Taube, and Shogo Kamo. Among people deceased in 2002, Laurent Schwartz ranks 38Before him are Abu Nidal, Ne Win, Zizinho, Max Perutz, Raf Vallone, and Eduardo Chillida. After him are George Porter, Archer Martin, René Thom, Stephen Jay Gould, Lilian, Princess of Réthy, and Chico Xavier.

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Among people born in France, Laurent Schwartz ranks 1,214 out of 4,109Before him are Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517), Henri, Count of Paris (1908), John III of Navarre (1477), Jacques Perrin (1941), Thierry Henry (1977), and Charles-Michel de l'Épée (1712). After him are Flora Tristan (1803), Léon Bonnat (1833), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Adelaide of Aquitaine (950), Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370), and Georges Duby (1919).