Pierre Cartier (mathematician)
Pierre Cartier



Born 
Pierre Émile Cartier
(19320610) 10 June 1932 
Nationality  France 
Alma mater  University of Paris 
Known for  Cartier divisor 
Awards  Prize Ampère (1979) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  University of Strasbourg Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques 
Doctoral advisor  Henri Cartan André Weil 
Doctoral students  Guy Henniart 
Pierre Émile Cartier (born 10 June 1932) is a French mathematician. An associate of the Bourbaki group and at one time a colleague of Alexander Grothendieck, his interests have ranged over algebraic geometry, representation theory, mathematical physics, and category theory.
He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris under Henri Cartan and André Weil.^{[1]} Since his 1958 thesis on algebraic geometry he has worked in a number of fields. He is known for the introduction of the Cartier operator in algebraic geometry in characteristic p, and for work on duality of abelian varieties and on formal groups. He is the eponym of Cartier divisors and Cartier duality.
From 1961 to 1971 he was a Professor at the University of Strasbourg. In 1970 he was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Nice.^{[2]} He was awarded the Prize Ampère of the French Academy of Sciences in 1979. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[3]}
Publications
 Freedom in Mathematics, Springer India, 2016 (with Cedric Villani, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann), ISBN 9788132227861.
 Translation from the French language edition: Mathématiques en liberté, La Ville Brûle, Montreuil 2012, ISBN 9782360120260.
 Pierre Cartier: Alexander Grothendieck. A country known only by name. Notices AMS, Band 62, 2015, Nr. 4, S. 373, PDF.
References
 ^ Pierre Cartier at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ Cartier, Pierre (1970). "Groupes formels, fonctions automorphes et fonctions zeta des courbes elliptiques" (PDF). In: Actes des Congrés intern. Math. tome 2. pp. 291–299.
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20121110.
External links
 Cartier's website at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, with a photograph, CV, and list of publications
 Issue of Moscow Mathematical Journal dedicated to Pierre Cartier
 http://wwwhistory.mcs.stand.ac.uk/Biographies/Cartier.html
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