Pierre Pansu

Pierre Pansu (born 13 July 1959) is a French mathematician and a member of the Arthur Besse group and a close collaborator of Mikhail Gromov. He is a professor at the Université Paris-Sud 11 and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. His main research field is geometry. His contribution to mathematics is being celebrated by a double event (a conference and a workshop)[2] co-organized for his 60th birthday by the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Pierre Pansu
Born (1959-07-13) 13 July 1959 (age 61)
Nationality France
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
Scientific career
InstitutionsÉcole Normale Supérieure
Université Paris-Sud 11
Doctoral advisorMarcel Berger
Other academic advisorsMikhail Gromov
Doctoral studentsCornelia Druţu[1]

Pierre Pansu is the grandson of French physician Félix Esclangon, and the great grand-nephew of mathematician and astronomer Ernest Esclangon, inventor of the talking clock, and brother of Robert Pansu, chemist and research director at CNRS.

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  • Pansu, Pierre (1989), "Métriques de Carnot-Carathéodory et quasiisométries des espaces symétriques de rang un", Annals of Mathematics, 129 (1): 1–60, doi:10.2307/1971484.
  • Prix Georges Charpak 2013, [1], Académie des Sciences, France.

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