Gustave Choquet

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Gustave Choquet
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Gustave Choquet at the 1983 ICM in Warsaw.
Born (1915-03-01)1 March 1915
Solesmes, Nord
Died 14 November 2006(2006-11-14) (aged 91)
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Pierre and Marie Curie University
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Doctoral advisor Arnaud Denjoy
Doctoral students Jean-Michel Bony
Haïm Brezis
Nassif Ghoussoub
Gilles Godefroy
Michel L. Lapidus
Léon Motchane
Michel Talagrand
Known for Choquet theory
Choquet integral
Spouse Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

Gustave Choquet (French: [ʃɔkɛ]; 1 March 1915 – 14 November 2006) was a French mathematician.

Choquet was born in Solesmes, Nord. His contributions include work in functional analysis, potential theory, topology and measure theory. He is known for creating the Choquet theory, the Choquet integral and the theory of capacities.

He did postgraduate work at the École Normale Supérieure Paris where his advisor was Arnaud Denjoy. He was Professor at the University of Paris (subsequently Paris VI) from 1940 to 1984 and was also Professor at the École Polytechnique from 1960 to 1969. His honours and awards included being a Member of the Académie des Sciences, and an Officier of the Légion d’Honneur.

His students include Haïm Brezis, Gilles Godefroy, Nassif Ghoussoub, Michel L. Lapidus, and Michel Talagrand.

He was married to mathematician and mathematical physicist Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat. He died in Lyon in 2006.

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