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Person: Aubin, Thierry Émilien Flavien
Thierry Aubin was a French mathematician who was a leading expert on Riemannian geometry and non-linear partial differential equations.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Aubin submitted his thesis and graduated with a doctorate in 1969 but, in the previous year, he had already been appointed to the University of Lille.
- Philippe Delanoë attended Aubin's graduate course at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in 1976-77 and then became his doctoral student.
- This became known as the 'Yamabe problem' and it was something to which Aubin made substantial contributions.
- Aubin proved an important special case of the Calabi conjecture in Equations du type Monge-Ampère sur les variétés kählériennes compactes Ⓣ(Equations of the Monge-Ampere type on compact Kähler varieties).
- In 1978 it was Shing-Tung Yau who extended Aubin's results and completed the proof of the Calabi conjecture which earned him a Fields medal in 1982.
- Professor Aubin has also written several books about geometric PDE that have a wide influence in geometric analysis.
- We consider Professor Aubin as one of the anchor in the field of geometric PDE in recent decades.
- Let us now look briefly at three important books published by Aubin.
- In 2001, Aubin published A course in differential geometry.
- Aubin was honoured with the award of the Prix Servant from the Academy of Sciences in 1982.
- Aubin applied these methods in novel ways to fully nonlinear equations, and to delicate semilinear variational problems.
- Thierry Aubin was one of the true leaders.
- Thierry Aubin was also a complex human being in search of new horizons.
- Philippe Delanoë completed this Ph.D. with Aubin as his advisor in June 1982.
Born 6 May 1942, Béziers, France. Died 21 March 2009, Paris, France.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive