Jean-Michel Bismut

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Jean-Michel Bismut
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Jean-Michel Bismut in 2004
(photo from MFO)
Born (1948-02-26) 26 February 1948 (age 66)
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Université Paris-Sud
Alma mater University of Paris
Doctoral advisor Jacques-Louis Lions
Jacques Neveu
Doctoral students Patrick Cattiaux
Kai Köhler

Jean-Michel Bismut (born 26 February 1948) is a French mathematician who has been a Professor at the Université Paris-Sud since 1981.[1]

He found a heat equation proof for the Atiyah–Singer index theorem. In 1990 he was awarded the Prix Ampere of the Academy of Sciences. He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the summer of 1984.[2] He was elected as a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1991.

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  • ——— (1986). "The Atiyah-Singer index theorem for families of Dirac operators: two heat equation proofs". Invent. Math 83: 91–151. doi:10.1007/bf01388755. 
  • ———; Lebeau, G. (1992). "Complex immersions and Quillen metrics". Inst. Hautes Etudes Scientifiques Pub. Math. 74 (1991). 
  • ——— (2005). "The hypoelliptic Laplacian on the cotangent bundle". J. Amer. Math. Soc. 18 (2): 379–476. 

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