Cartan, Élie Joseph

Cartan, Élie Joseph äNrēˈ [key], 1904–2008, was also a mathematician, and was one of the founding members of the Bourbaki group (see Bourbaki, Nicolas), which sought to establish a rigorous foundation for modern mathematics. Cartan was noted especially for his work in homological algebra (the application of algebra to topology). He taught at the Univ. of Strasbourg, École Normale Supériere, and Univ. of Paris-Sud.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2024, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Mathematics: Biographies