Szolem Mandelbrojt

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Szolem Mandelbrojt
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Szolem Mandelbrojt
Born (1899-01-10)10 January 1899
Warsaw, Congress Poland
Died 23 September 1983(1983-09-23) (aged 84)
Paris, France
Residence France, U.S.
Nationality French of Polish- and Lithuanian-Jewish descent
Fields Mathematician
Institutions Université Lille Nord de France
Collège de France
Rice University
Alma mater University of Kharkiv
Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
Doctoral advisor Jacques Hadamard
Doctoral students Paul Malliavin
Shmuel Agmon
Hugh Brunk
Vincent Cowling
John Gergen
Guy Johnson, Jr.
Jean-Pierre Kahane
Yitzhak Katznelson
George Piranian
Hans Jakob Reiter
He is the uncle of Benoît Mandelbrot.

Szolem Mandelbrojt (10 January 1899 – 23 September 1983) was a Jewish-Polish mathematician. He worked mainly in classical analysis; he was a student of Jacques Hadamard, and became Hadamard's successor as Professor at the Collège de France.

He was an early member of the Bourbaki group, taking part in some of its initial gatherings. In fact his direction was very different, as his publications show, with an interest in Dirichlet series, lacunary series, entire functions and other major topics in complex analysis and harmonic analysis. He is more accurately described as a follower of G. H. Hardy, and can be placed in the group containing Norbert Wiener and Torsten Carleman who were moderate modernisers of classical Fourier analysis. Shmuel Agmon, Jean-Pierre Kahane, Yitzhak Katznelson, and Paul Malliavin are among his students.

During World War II he was in the United States, in Houston at the Rice Institute from 1940, being one of many French scientists helped by the programme of Louis Rapkine (1904–1948).

Benoît Mandelbrot was his nephew.

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