Elie Cartan
died 66 years ago
6th May 1951

Elie Cartan worked on continuous groups, Lie algebras, differential equations and geometry. His work achieves a synthesis between these areas. He is one of the most important mathematicians of the first half of the 20th Century.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Cartan.html