Max Karoubi

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Max Karoubi (right) with Wendelin Werner (left) at ICM 2006 in Madrid

Max Karoubi (French: [kaʁubi]) is a French mathematician who works on K-theory and who founded the first European Congress of Mathematics.

In 1967, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics (Doctorat d'État) from the University of Paris, under the supervision of Henri Cartan and Alexander Grothendieck.

In 1973, he was nominated full Professor at the University of Paris 7-Denis Diderot until 2007. He is now an Emeritus Professor there. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[1]

Karoubi supervised 11 Ph.D. students, including Jean-Louis Loday and Christophe Soulé.

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  • M. Karoubi (1968). "Algèbres de Clifford et K-théorie". Ann. Sci. Éc. Norm. Sup. 1 (2): 161–270.
  • Karoubi, Max (1978), K-theory, Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-08090-9, MR 0488029[2]
  • Karoubi, Max (1979), "K-théorie algébrique de certaines algèbres d'opérateurs", in Harpe, Pierre de la, Algèbres d'opérateurs (Sém., Les Plans-sur-Bex, 1978), Lecture Notes in Math., 725, Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 254–290, doi:10.1007/BFb0062621, MR 0548119


  1. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
  2. ^ Stong, Robert E. (1979). "Review of K-theory, an introduction by Max Karoubi". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 1 (4): 658–661.

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