Person: Loday, Jean-Louis
Jean-Louis Loday wasa French mathematician whoo worked in the field of cyclic homology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Loday was awarded his agrégation de mathématiques in 1969 and he went to the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg where he undertook research for his doctorate.
- Loday, who was Karoubi's first doctoral student, was awarded his Ph.D. in 1975 for his thesis K-théorie algébrique et représentations de groupes Ⓣ(Algebraic K-theory and group representations).
- The 1973 publication was in the proceedings of the Conference "Classical algebraic K-theory and connections with arithmetic" which Loday attended in Seattle in the United States.
- It was at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg that Loday spent his whole career.
- Another topic that Loday worked on during the 1980s was cyclic homology, some of the work being undertaken jointly with Daniel Quillen.
- Loday published the 450-page text Cyclic homology in 1992.
- In the 1990s, Loday also worked on operads, a topic that he continued to study for the rest of his life.
- We should mention that Loday also published under the pseudonym Guillaume William Zinbiel (Zinbiel is Leibniz written backwards).
- Loday was a joint editor of these proceedings (under the name Jean-Louis Loday) of the International Conference held at the Chern Institute of Mathematics at Nankai University, China, in July 2010.
- The piece is a lovely illustration of Loday's humour.
- Loday died in a tragic boating accident, falling from his boat off Les Sables-d'Olonne.
Born 12 January 1946, Le Pouliguen, Pays de la Loire, France. Died 6 June 2012, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive