# Jean-Pierre Kahane

Jean-Pierre Kahane | |
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Jean-Pierre Kahane in 2006 | |

Born |
Paris | 11 December 1926

Nationality | French |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions |
University of Paris University of Paris-Sud |

Doctoral advisor | Szolem Mandelbrojt |

Doctoral students |
Jean-Pierre Aubin Jean-Louis Krivine Yves Meyer Mario Wschebor Ai-Hua Fan |

**Jean-Pierre Kahane** (born 11 December 1926) is a French mathematician.

Kahane attended the École normale supérieure and obtained the *agrégation* of mathematics in 1949. He then worked for the CNRS from 1949 to 1954, first as an intern and then as a research assistant. He defended his PhD in 1954; his advisor was Szolem Mandelbrojt.

He was assistant professor, then professor of mathematics in Montpellier from 1954 to 1961. Since then, he has been professor until his retirement in 1994,^{[1]} then professor emeritus at the Université de Paris-Sud in Orsay.

He was a Plenary Speaker at the ICM in 1962 in Stockholm^{[2]} and an Invited Speaker in 1986 in Berkeley, California.^{[3]} He was elected corresponding member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1982 and full member in 1998.^{[4]} On May 26, 2000
Kahane received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden ^{[5]}
In 2002 he was elevated to the rank of commander in the order of the Légion d'Honneur.^{[6]} In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[7]}

## Selected publications

*Lectures on mean periodic functions*(Bombay, Tata Institute, 1959).*Séries de Fourier absolument convergentes*, Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete, vol. 50, Springer Verlag 1970- with Raphaël Salem:
*Ensembles parfaits et séries trigonométriques*, Hermann, 1963,^{[8]}1994 *Some random series of functions*, Lexington, Massachusetts, D. C. Heath 1968, 2nd edition Cambridge University Press 1985*Séries de Fourier aléatoires*, Presse de l’ Université de Montreal 1967- editor with A. G. Howson:
*The Popularization of Mathematics*, Cambridge University Press 1990 *Des series de Taylor au movement brownien, avec un apercu sur le retour*, in Jean-Paul Pier,*Development of mathematics 1900–1950*, Birkhäuser 1994

## References

- ↑ Kahane, Jean-Pierre.Ministerial decision of 6 April 1994
- ↑ "Transformées de Fourier des fonctions sommables" par J.-P. Kahane In
*Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians*. 1962, pp. 114–131 - ↑ "Enseignement Mathematique, Ordinateurs et Calculettes" par J.-P. Kahane In
*International Congress of Mathematicians*, 1986, pp. 1682–1696 - ↑ Decree of 5 January 1999
- ↑ http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/traditions/prizes/honorary-doctorates/
- ↑ Decree of 29 March 2002
- ↑ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
- ↑ Rudin, Walter (1964). "Review:
*Ensembles parfaits et séries trigonométriques*by Jean-Pierre Kahane and Raphaël Salem" (PDF).*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**70**(4): 487–490. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1964-11161-7.

## External links

- Jean-Pierre Kahane at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- (French) Bio from the French Academy of Sciences