Pierre Cartier (mathematician)

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Pierre Cartier
Pierre Cartier 2009.jpg
Born (1932-06-10) 10 June 1932 (age 82)
Sedan, Ardennes
Nationality France
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Alma mater University of Paris
Doctoral advisor Henri Cartan
André Weil
Doctoral students François Digne
Guy Henniart
Marc Rosso
Known for Cartier divisor
Notable awards Ampere Prize (1979)

Pierre Emile Cartier (born 10 June 1932) is a mathematician. An associate of the Bourbaki group and at one time a colleague of Alexander Grothendieck, his interests have ranged over algebraic geometry, representation theory, mathematical physics, and category theory.

He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris under Henri Cartan and André Weil.[1] Since his 1958 thesis on algebraic geometry he has worked in a number of fields. He is known for the introduction of the Cartier operator in algebraic geometry in characteristic p, and for work on duality of abelian varieties and on formal groups. He is the eponym of the Cartier divisor.

From 1961 to 1971 he was at Strasbourg. He was awarded the Ampere Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 1979. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

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