Jean Gaston Darboux


Jean Gaston Darboux
Jean-Gaston Darboux

Jean-Gaston Darboux
Born August 14, 1842(1842-08-14)
Nîmes, France
Died February 23, 1917(1917-02-23) (aged 74)
Paris, France
Doctoral advisor Michel Chasles
Doctoral students Émile Borel
Élie Cartan
Édouard Goursat
Charles Émile Picard
Thomas Stieltjes
Gheorghe Tzitzeica
Stanisław Zaremba
Notable awards Sylvester Medal

Jean-Gaston Darboux (August 14, 1842, Nîmes – February 23, 1917, Paris) was a French mathematician.

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Life

Darboux made several important contributions to geometry and mathematical analysis (see, for example, linear PDEs). He was a biographer of Henri Poincaré and he edited the Selected Works of Joseph Fourier.

Darboux received his Ph.D. from the École Normale Supérieure in 1866. His thesis, written under the direction of Michel Chasles, was titled Sur les surfaces orthogonales. In 1884, Darboux was elected to the Académie des Sciences. In 1900, he was appointed the Academy's permanent secretary of its Mathematics section.

Among his students were Émile Borel, Élie Cartan, Gheorghe Ţiţeica and Stanisław Zaremba.

Darboux's contribution to the differential geometry of surfaces appears in the four volume collection of studies he published between 1887 and 1896; see links below for access to these texts.

In 1902, he was elected to the Royal Society; in 1916, he received the Sylvester Medal from the Society.

There are many things named after him:

Books by Gaston Darboux

1887-96. Leçons sur la théorie générale des surfaces et les applications géométriques du calcul infinitésimal. Gauthier-Villars:

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