Jacques Salomon Hadamard

1865 - 1963

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Jacques Hadamard was a French mathematician whose most important result is the prime number theorem which he proved in 1896. This states that the number of primes < n tends to infinity as fast as n/log e n.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (27 books/articles)

Some Quotations (5)

A Poster of Jacques Hadamard

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Hadamard on Hermite
  2. Hadamard on Picard
  3. Hadamard on Jules Tannery
  4. Jacques Hadamard's mathematician's mind
  5. Jacques Hadamard's failures
  6. Jacques Hadamard on "Who discovered the calculus"
  7. Obituary: The Times
  8. Obituary: Royal Society of Edinburgh

Honours awarded to Jacques Hadamard
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LMS Honorary Member1924
Speaker at International Congress1928
Fellow of the Royal Society1932
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1946


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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