# Haïm Brezis

Haïm Brezis | |
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Born |
Riom-ès-Montagnes, Cantal | 1 June 1944

Nationality | French |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Pierre and Marie Curie University |

Alma mater | University of Paris |

Doctoral advisor |
Gustave Choquet Jacques-Louis Lions |

Doctoral students |
Henri Berestycki Jean-Michel Coron Alain Haraux Pierre-Louis Lions Juan Luis Vázquez Suárez Abbas Bahri |

Known for | Works in functional analysis and partial differential equations |

**Haïm Brezis** (born 1 June 1944) is a French mathematician who works in functional analysis and partial differential equations.

## Biography

Born in Riom-ès-Montagnes, Cantal, France. Brezis is the son of a Romanian immigrant father, who came to France in the 1930s, and a Jewish mother who fled from the Netherlands. His wife, Michal Govrin, a native Israeli, works as a novelist, poet, and theater director.^{[1]} Brezis received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris in 1972 under the supervision of Gustave Choquet. He is currently a Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. He is a member of the Academia Europaea (1988) and a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences (2003). In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]} He holds honorary doctorates from several universities icluding National Technical University of Athens.^{[3]} Brezis is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.^{[4]}

## Works

*Opérateurs maximaux monotones et semi-groupes de contractions dans les espaces de Hilbert*(1973)*Analyse Fonctionnelle. Théorie et Applications*(1983)-
*Haïm Brezis. Un mathématicien juif*. Entretien Avec Jacques Vauthier. Collection Scientifiques & Croyants. Editions Beauchesne, 1999. ISBN 978-2-7010-1335-0, ISBN 2-7010-1335-6 -
*Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations*, Springer; 1st Edition. edition (November 10, 2010), ISBN 978-0-387-70913-0, ISBN 0-387-70913-4

## See also

## References

- ↑ Dalia Karpel (2002-04-18). "Oh my love, comely as Jerusalem".
*Haaretz Daily Newspaper*. Retrieved 2010-10-21. - ↑ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.
- ↑ "DHC National Technical University of Athens".
- ↑ "List of ISI highly cited researchers".

## External links

- Biographical sketch (in French)
- Haïm Brezis at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- List of publications on the website of Rutgers University