Marcel Berger

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Marcel Berger
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Marcel Berger in 1968
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Born(1927-04-14)14 April 1927
Paris, France
Died15 October 2016(2016-10-15) (aged 89)
Known for Berger–Kazdan comparison theorem
Awards Leconte Prize (1978)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Doctoral advisor André Lichnerowicz
Doctoral students Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
Yves Colin de Verdière
Sylvestre Gallot
François Labourie
Pierre Pansu

Marcel Berger (14 April 1927 – 15 October 2016) was a French mathematician, doyen of French differential geometry, and a former director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), France. Formerly residing in Le Castera in Lasseube, Berger was instrumental in Mikhail Gromov's accepting positions both at the University of Paris and at the IHÉS. [1]


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  3. Berger, Marcel Y. (1990). "Convexity". Amer. Math. Monthly. 97: 650–678. doi:10.2307/2324573.
  4. Osserman, Robert (2005-01-01). "Review of A Panoramic View of Riemannian Geometry". SIAM Review. 47 (1): 186–188. doi:10.1137/SIREAD000047000001000163000001. JSTOR   20453617.
  5. Giblin, Peter (2005-01-01). "Review of A Panoramic View of Riemannian Geometry". The Mathematical Gazette. 89 (514): 162–163. doi:10.1017/s0025557200177289. JSTOR   3620688.

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