Laurence Chisholm Young

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Laurence Chisholm Young
Born (1905-07-14)July 14, 1905
Died December 24, 2000(2000-12-24) (aged 95)
Madison, Wisconsin
Institutions Trinity College, Cambridge
University of Cape Town
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Campinas
Alma mater Cambridge University
Doctoral students Wendell Fleming
Known for Calculus of variations, real analysis
Notable awards Honorary degree from Paris Dauphine University (1984)

Laurence Chisholm Young (14 July 1905 – 24 December 2000) was an American mathematician known for his contributions to measure theory, the calculus of variations, optimal control theory, and potential theory. He was the son of William Henry Young and Grace Chisholm Young, both prominent mathematicians.

The concept of Young measure is named after him: he also introduced the concept of the generalized curve.

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