- Category : Science-Mathematics-Statistics
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (5,32,34)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 2
French mathematician and noted family, the son of distinguished mathematician Élie-Joseph Cartan. Known for making fundamental advances in the theory of analytic functions, Cartan published several important works including "Homological Algebra," 1956, and "Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions of One or Several Complex Variables," 1963.
Cartan’s academic career began in 1928 when he was the professor of mathematics at the Lycée Caen. One year later he was appointed deputy professor at the University of Lille where he stayed for two years prior to becoming professor of mathematics at the University of Strasbourg. From 1940-69, he was on the faculty of the University of Paris, and from 1970-75, he taught at Orsay.
Cartan was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1971, and made an honorary member of the London Mathematical Society in 1959.
Cartan was married and had five children.
He died 13 August 2008, age 104.