Jean-Louis Koszul

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Jean-Louis Koszul
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Born (1921-01-03) January 3, 1921 (age 96)
Strasbourg, France
Nationality France
Fields Mathematics

University of Grenoble (Joseph Fourier University)

French Academy of Sciences
Alma mater

University of Strasbourg

École Normale Superieure
Doctoral advisor Henri Cartan
Doctoral students Eugène Okassa
Known for Koszul complex
Koszul formula

Jean-Louis Koszul (French: [kɔzyl]; born January 3, 1921) is a French mathematician best known for studying geometry and discovering the Koszul complex. He was a second generation member of Bourbaki.


Koszul was educated at the Lycée Fustel-de-Coulanges (fr) in Strasbourg before studying at the Faculty of Science in Strasbourg and the Faculty of Science in Paris. He has lectured at many universities and was appointed professor in the Faculty of Science at Grenoble in 1963. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

Koszul is the cousin of the French composer Henri Dutilleux, and the grandchild of the composer Julien Koszul.

Koszul married Denise Reyss-Brion on July 17, 1948. They had three children: Michel, Bertrand, and Anne.

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