# Mathematician:Laurent-Moïse Schwartz

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## Mathematician

French mathematician who pioneered the theory of distributions, which gives a well-defined meaning to objects such as the Dirac delta function.

### Fields Medal

Laurent-Moïse Schwartz was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1950}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA:

*Developed the theory of distributions, a new notion of generalized function motivated by the Dirac delta-function of theoretical physics.*

## Nationality

French

## History

- Born: 5 March 1915 in Paris, France
- Died: 4 July 2002 in Paris, France

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Laurent-Moïse Schwartz** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Laurent-Moïse Schwartz** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1968:
*Application of Distributions to the Theory of Elementary Particles in Quantum Mechanics* - 1979:
*Analyse hilbertienne*

## Also known as

Some sources do not hyphenate, and do not bother with the diaeresis on the **i** of **Moïse**:

**Laurent Moise Schwartz**

Usually known just as **Laurent Schwartz**.