François Bruhat

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François Bruhat
Born (1929-04-08)8 April 1929
Died 17 July 2007(2007-07-17) (aged 78)
Nationality French
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics

François Georges René Bruhat (French: [bʁy.a]; 8 April 1929 – 17 July 2007) was a French mathematician who worked on algebraic groups. The Bruhat order of a Weyl group, the Bruhat decomposition, and the Schwartz–Bruhat functions are named after him.

He was the son of physicist (and associate director of the École Normale Supérieure during the occupation) Georges Bruhat, and brother of physicist Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat.