June 1, 1944 |
|Institutions||Pierre and Marie Curie University|
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
|Doctoral advisor||Gustave Choquet
|Doctoral students||Felipe Acker
Juan Luis Vázquez Suárez
|Known for||Works in functional analysis and partial differential equations|
Born in Riom-ès-Montagnes, Cantal, France. Brezis is the son of a Romanian immigrant father, who came to France in the 1930s, and a Jewish mother who fled from Holland. His wife, Michal Govrin, a native Israeli, works as a novelist, poet, and theater director. Brezis received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris in 1972 under the supervision of Gustave Choquet. He is currently a Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. He is a member of the Academia Europaea (1988) and a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences (2003). In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities.
- Opérateurs maximaux monotones (1973)
- Analyse Fonctionnelle. Théorie et Applications (1983)
- Haïm Brezis. Un mathématicien juif. Entretien Avec Jacques Vauthier. Collection Scientifiques & Croyants. Editions Beauchesne, 1999. ISBN 978-2-7010-1335-0, ISBN 2-7010-1335-6
- Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations, Springer; 1st Edition. edition (November 10, 2010), ISBN 978-0-387-70913-0, ISBN 0-387-70913-4
- Dalia Karpel (2002-04-18). "Oh my love, comely as Jerusalem". Haaretz Daily Newspaper. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.