Max Karoubi

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Max Karoubi (right) with Wendelin Werner (left)

Max Karoubi (French: [kaʁubi]) is a French mathematician who works on K-theory and who founded the First European Mathematical Congress. In 1967, he received his PhD in mathematics (Doctorat d'Etat) 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]

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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 
  • 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 548119 


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