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Kahane in 2006

Jean-Pierre Kahane (11 December 1926 – 21 June 2017) was a French mathematician. He was born Paris, France.

Kahane attended the École normale supérieure and obtained the agrégation of mathematics in 1949. He then worked for the CNRS from 1949 to 1954, first as an intern and then as a research assistant. He defended his PhD in 1954; his advisor was Szolem Mandelbrojt.

He was assistant professor, then professor of mathematics in Montpellier from 1954 to 1961. Since then, he has been professor until his retirement in 1994,[1] then professor emeritus at the Université de Paris-Sud in Orsay.

Kahane died on 21 June 2017 in Paris, aged 90.


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