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Mathematician

Jean LERAY, French mathematician. Institute de France; USSR Academy, of Sciences, Accad. Naz. dei Quaranta, Accad. Naz. dei Lincei and Academy, of Sciences of Belgium, Boston, Gottingen, Milan, Palermo, Poland and Turin.

Background

Leray, Jean was born on November 7, 1906 in Nantes, France. Son of Francis and Baptistine (Pineau) Leray.

Education

Agregation, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 1926. Doctorate, National Center for Science Research, 1933. Degree (honorary), University Chicago.

Degree (honorary), University Brussels.

Career

Professor mathematics, U. Nancy, France, 1938-1941; professor mathematics, U. Paris, 1941-1947; professor mathematics, College de France, Paris, 1947-1978; professor emeritus, College de France, Paris, since 1978.

Works

Membership

Served to lieutenant French Army, 1939-1945. Foreign member National Academy of Sciences United States of America, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Royal Society London, Academy Nazionale dei Lincei (Feltrinelli prize 1971), Academy Polonaise Sciences, Academy Nazionale Science detta dei Extra Large, Institute Lombardo, Academy of Sciences e Lettere, Academy of Sciences, Lettere e Arti Palermo, National Academy of Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Member Society Mathematics Suisse (honorary), Academy Royale Belgique (associate), Academy of Sciences Torino (correspondent), Academy of Sciences Paris, Wissens Akademy Science Gottingen.

Connections

Married Marguerite Trumier, October 20, 1932. Children: Jean-Claude, Françoise, Denis.

father:
Francis Leray

mother:
Baptistine (Pineau) Leray

spouse:
Marguerite Trumier

children:
Jean-Claude Leray

Denis Leray

Françoise Leray