Person: Garnir, Henri Georges
Henri Garnir was a Belgian mathematician whose fields of research were broad, including algebra and mathematical analysis.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- It was in Seraing that Garnir attended high school.
- Garnir obtained his bachelor's degree in physical science in 1943 and a bachelor's degree in mathematical science in the following year.
- Florent J Bureau supervised Garnir's studies for this mathematics degree and he continued to supervise Garnir's doctoral studies, most of which were carried out after Belgium had been freed by the Allies.
- Garnir published a number of papers relating to his research during this period.
- In year following his marriage, Garnir spent four months undertaking research in Paris.
- Garnir was made Chef de travaux at Liège in 1950.
- As the above quote indicates, Garnir's research interests did not remain in the area of applications of group theory.
- Garnir's research in this area had been strongly influenced by his visit to Laurent Schwartz in Paris.
- In the later part of his career, Garnir became interested in the propagation of singularities of solutions of boundary value problems for evolution partial differential equations.
- Mention of the later part of Garnir's career means that we should indicate how his career developed at the University of Liège.
- With M De Wilde and J Schmets, Garnir published the three-volume text Analyse fonctionnelle Ⓣ(Functional Analysis).
- Essentially, Garnir was a man whose charisma, stability and true goodness were immensely beneficial to all who had the luck to have known him.
- Garnir was in good health and in the middle of many mathematical projects when he was struck by a heart attack from which he died.
Born 13 September 1921, Jemeppe sur Meuse, near Liège, Belgium. Died 18 November 1985, Liège, Belgium.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive