Marcel Berger

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Marcel Berger
Marcel Berger.jpeg
Marcel Berger in 1968
(photo from MFO)
Born (1927-04-14)14 April 1927
Paris, France
Died 15 October 2016(2016-10-15) (aged 89)
Nationality France
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Doctoral advisor André Lichnerowicz
Doctoral students Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
Yves Colin de Verdière
François Labourie
Pierre Pansu
Notable awards Leconte Prize (1978)

Marcel Berger (14 April 1927 – 15 October 2016) was a French mathematician, doyen of French differential geometry, and a former director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), France. Formerly residing in Le Castera in Lasseube, Berger was instrumental in Mikhail Gromov's accepting positions both at the University of Paris and at the IHÉS.[1]

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Selected publications[edit]

  • Berger, M.: Geometry revealed. Springer, 2010.
  • Berger, M.: What is... a Systole? Notices of the AMS 55 (2008), no. 3, 374–376. online text
  • Berger, Marcel (2003). A Panoramic View of Riemannian Geometry. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3-540-65317-1 xxiv+824 pp.  [4][5]
  • Berger, Marcel (Feb 2000). "Encounter with a Geometer, Part I" (PDF). Notices of the AMS. 47 (2): 183–194. 
  • Berger, Marcel (Mar 2000). "Encounter with a Geometer, Part II" (PDF). Notices of the AMS. 47 (3): 326–340. 
  • Berger, Marcel; Gauduchon, Paul; Mazet, Edmond: Le spectre d'une variété riemannienne. (French) Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 194 Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York 1971.
  • Berger, Marcel: Sur les groupes d'holonomie homogène des variétés à connexion affine et des variétés riemanniennes. (French) Bull. Soc. Math. France 83 (1955), 279–330.
  • Berger, Marcel: Les espaces symétriques noncompacts. (French) Ann. Sci. École Norm. Sup. (3) 74 1957 85–177.
  • Berger, Marcel; Gostiaux, Bernard: Differential geometry: manifolds, curves, and surfaces. Translated from the French by Silvio Levy. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 115. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988. xii+474 pp. ISBN 0-387-96626-9
  • Berger, Marcel: Geometry. II. Translated from the French by M. Cole and S. Levy. Universitext. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987.
  • Berger, M.: Les variétés riemanniennes homogènes normales simplement connexes à courbure strictement positive. (French) Ann. Scuola Norm. Sup. Pisa (3) 15 1961 179–246.
  • Berger, Marcel: Geometry. I. Translated from the French by M. Cole and S. Levy. Universitext. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987. xiv+428 pp. ISBN 3-540-11658-3
  • Berger, Marcel: Systoles et applications selon Gromov. (French) [Systoles and their applications according to Gromov] Séminaire Bourbaki, Vol. 1992/93. Astérisque No. 216 (1993), Exp. No. 771, 5, 279–310.
  • Berger, Marcel: Geometry. I. Translated from the 1977 French original by M. Cole and S. Levy. Corrected reprint of the 1987 translation. Universitext. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994. xiv+427 pp. ISBN 3-540-11658-3
  • Berger, Marcel: Riemannian geometry during the second half of the twentieth century. Reprint of the 1998 original. University Lecture Series, 17. American Mathematical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, 2000. x+182 pp. ISBN 0-8218-2052-4
  • Besse, A.L.: Einstein Manifolds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987. ISBN 0-387-15279-2

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://smf.emath.fr/content/d%C3%A9c%C3%A8s-de-marcel-berger
  2. ^ http://smf.emath.fr/content/anciens-presidents
  3. ^ Berger, Marcel Y. (1990). "Convexity". Amer. Math. Monthly. 97: 650–678. doi:10.2307/2324573. 
  4. ^ Osserman, Robert (2005-01-01). "Review of A Panoramic View of Riemannian Geometry". SIAM Review. 47 (1): 186–188. JSTOR 20453617. 
  5. ^ Giblin, Peter (2005-01-01). "Review of A Panoramic View of Riemannian Geometry". The Mathematical Gazette. 89 (514): 162–163. JSTOR 3620688. 

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