Pierre Schapira (mathematician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For a French politician, see Pierre Schapira.

Pierre Schapira (born April 28, 1943) is a French mathematician.

Studying with Jacques-Louis Lions, Schapira received doctorate with a work on Sato's hyperfunction, which was already used in France by André Martineau. This gave him an invitation in 1971 to Kyoto, where he met Masaki Kashiwara. He was a professor at the University of Paris XIII in the 1980s and is a professor at the University of Paris VI since the 1990s.

His field is algebraic analysis, especially Sato's microlocal analysis, together with concepts of the French analyst school (sheaves after Jean Leray and derived category of Alexander Grothendieck). He works closely with Kashiwara, whom he met in Japan already in 1971, who was then in Paris in 1976/77 and with whom he published several books.

In 1990, he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto, speaking on sheaf theory for partial differential equations. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


  • Basic teachings of mathematical sciences, volume 292, with Kashiwara, Christian Houzel: Sheaves on Manifolds, Springer Verlag 1990, 3rd Edition 2002
  • Basic teachings of mathematical sciences, volume 332, with Kashiwara: Categories and Sheaves, Springer Verlag 2006
  • Theory of Hyperfonctions, Lecture notes in mathematics volume 126, Springer Verlag 1970
  • Microdifferential system in the complex domain, principles of mathematical sciences, volume 269, Springer Verlag 1985
  • With Kashiwara: Microlocal study of sheaves, Asterisque, volume 128, SMF (Société Mathematique de France), 1985
  • With Kashiwara: Ind-Sheaves, Asterisque, volume 271, SMF, 2001

External links[edit]