Abel Transon Abel Étienne Louis Transon was a French mathematician, utopian socialist and journalist.
Abraham de Moivre Abraham de Moivre (26 May 1667 in Vitry-le-François, Champagne, France — 27 November 1754 in London, England;) was a French mathematician known for de Moivre's formula, one of those that link co...
Achille Brocot Achille Brocot (1817–1878) was a French clockmaker and amateur mathematician.
Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant (August 23, 1797, Villiers-en-Bière, Seine-et-Marne – January 1886, Saint-Ouen, Loir-et-Cher) was a mechanician and mathematician who contributed to ear...
Adrien Douady Adrien Douady (25 September 1935 – 2 November 2006) was a French mathematician.
Adrien-Marie Legendre Adrien-Marie Legendre (18 September 1752 – 10 January 1833) was a French mathematician.
Alain Connes Alain Connes (born 1 April 1947) is a French mathematician, currently Professor at the Collège de France, IHÉS, The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University.
Alain Lascoux Alain Lascoux (October 17, 1944 – October 20, 2013) was a French mathematician at the University of Marne la Vallée and Nankai University.
Alain M. Robert Alain M. Robert is Honorary Professor at University of Neuchâtel.
Albert Crumeyrolle Albert J. Crumeyrolle was a French mathematician and professor of mathematics at the Paul Sabatier University, known for his contributions to spinor structures and Clifford algebra.
Albert Girard Albert Girard (1595, Saint-Mihiel − 8 December 1632, Leiden) was a French-born mathematician.
Alexander Grothendieck Alexander Grothendieck (born 28 March 1928) is a stateless mathematician born in Germany and raised in France, who is the central figure behind the creation of the modern theory of algebraic geo...
Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde was a French musician, mathematician and chemist who worked with Bézout and Lavoisier; his name is now principally associated with determinant theory in mathematics.
Alexis Bonnet Alexis Bonnet is a French mathematician and investor.
Alexis Clairaut Alexis Claude de Clairaut was a prominent French mathematician, astronomer, geophysicist, and intellectual.
Alphonse de Polignac Alphonse de Polignac (1826 – 1863) was a French mathematician whose father, Jules de Polignac (1780-1847) was prime minister of Charles X until the Bourbon dynasty was overthrown (1830).
André Bloch (mathematician) André Bloch (20 November 1893 – 11 October 1948) was a French mathematician who is best remembered for his fundamental contribution to Complex analysis.
André Lichnerowicz André Lichnerowicz (January 21, 1915 – December 11, 1998) was a noted French differential geometer and mathematical physicist of Polish descent.
André Néron André Néron (November 30, 1922, La Clayette, France – April 6, 1985, Paris, France) was a French mathematician at the Université de Poitiers who worked on elliptic curves and Abelian varieties.
André Pochan André Pochan (born in 1891 in Fourmies in the north of France -?) was a French physicist and mathematician and Egyptology enthusiast.
André Sainte-Laguë André Sainte-Laguë was a French mathematician who was a pioneer in the area of graph theory.
André Warusfel André Warusfel, born in 1936 in Douai, is a retired Inspector General of mathematics, an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure.
André Weil André Weil (6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998) was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry.
André-Louis Cholesky André-Louis Cholesky (October 15, 1875, Montguyon – August 31, 1918, Bagneux) was a French military officer and mathematician.
Antoine Arnauld Antoine Arnauld (February 6, 1612 – August 8, 1694) — le Grand as contemporaries called him, to distinguish him from his father — was a French Roman Catholic theologian, philosop...
Antoine Augustin Cournot Antoine Augustin Cournot (28 August 1801 – 31 March 1877) was a French philosopher and mathematician.
Antoine de Laloubère Antoine de Laloubère (1600–1664), a Jesuit, born in Languedoc, is chiefly known for an incorrect solution of Pascal's problems on the cycloid, which he gave in 1660, but he has a better claim to...
Bernard Malgrange Bernard Malgrange (born 6 July 1928) is a French mathematician who works on differential equations and singularity theory.
Bernard Morin Bernard Morin is a French mathematician, specifically a topologist, born in 1931, who is now retired.
Bernard Teissier Bernard Teissier (b. 1945) is a French mathematician and a member of the Nicolas Bourbaki group.
Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher.
Brigitte Vallée Brigitte Vallée (born June 6, 1950, in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France) is a French mathematician and computer scientist.
Camille Jordan Marie Ennemond Camille Jordan (5 January 1838 – 22 January 1922) was a French mathematician, known both for his foundational work in group theory and for his influential Cours d'analyse.
Camille-Christophe Gerono Camille-Christophe Gerono (1799 in Paris, France – 1891 in Paris) was a French mathematician and co-editor of Nouvelles annales de mathématiques.
Charles Bossut Charles Bossut was a French mathematician and confrère of the Encyclopaedists.
Charles de Bovelles Charles de Bouvelles (Carolus Bovillus) (born c. 1475 à Saint-Quentin, died at Ham after 1566) was a French mathematician, and canon of Noyon.
Charles Dupin Pierre Charles François Dupin (October 6, 1784, Varzy, Nièvre – January 18, 1873, Paris, France) was a French Catholic mathematician.
Charles Ehresmann Charles Ehresmann (19 April 1905 – 22 September 1979) was a French mathematician who worked on differential topology and category theory.
Charles Haros Charles Haros was a geometer in the French Bureau du Cadastre at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Charles Hermite Charles Hermite (December 24, 1822 – January 14, 1901) was a French mathematician who did research on number theory, quadratic forms, invariant theory, orthogonal polynomials, elliptic functions...
Charles Julien Brianchon Charles Julien Brianchon (December 19, 1783 – April 29, 1864) was a French mathematician and chemist.
Charles Marie de La Condamine Charles Marie de La Condamine (28 January 1701 – 13 February 1774) was a French explorer, geographer, and mathematician.
Charles Paul Narcisse Moreau Colonel Charles Paul Narcisse Moreau (September 14, 1837 in Paris – July 6, 1916) was a French soldier serving in the artillery and an officier of the French Legion of Honor.
Charles Pisot Charles Pisot (2 March 1910 – 7 March 1984) was a French mathematician.
Christian Kramp Christian Kramp was a French mathematician, who worked primarily with factorials.
Christophe Breuil Christophe Breuil (born 1968) is a French mathematician, who works in algebraic geometry and number theory.
Christophe Gadbled Christophe Gadbled (1734 – 11 October 1782) was a mathematics professor at the University of Caen.
Christophe Soulé Christophe Soulé is a French mathematician working in algebraic geometry and number theory.
Claire Voisin Claire Voisin (born 4 March 1962) is a French professor of mathematics and was director of research at the Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu at the University of Paris VI: Pierre et Marie Cur...
Claude Berge Claude Jacques Berge (5 June 1926 – 30 June 2002) was a French mathematician, recognized as one of the modern founders of combinatorics and graph theory.
Claude Chevalley Claude Chevalley (11 February 1909 – 28 June 1984) was a French mathematician who made important contributions to number theory, algebraic geometry, class field theory, finite group theory, and ...
Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac (October 9, 1581 – February 26, 1638) was a French mathematician, linguist, poet and classics scholar born in Bourg-en-Bresse.
Emmanuel Grenier Emmanuel Grenier (born 3 November 1970) is a French mathematician.
Ernest Corominas Ernest Corominas i Vigneaux (1913 – 24 January 1992) is a Spanish-French mathematician.
Ernest de Jonquières Ernest Jean Philippe Fauque de Jonquières (3 July 1820 – 12 August 1901) was a French mathematician and naval officer who made several contributions in geometry.
Ernest Esclangon Ernest Benjamin Esclangon was a French astronomer and mathematician.
Ernest Vessiot Ernest Vessiot (March 8, 1865 – October 17, 1952) was a French mathematician.
Esprit Jouffret Esprit Jouffret (1837 - 1904) was a French artillery officer, insurance actuary and mathematician, author of Traité élémentaire de géométrie à quatre dimensions (Elementary Treatise on the...
Eugène Cosserat Eugène-Maurice-Pierre Cosserat (4 March 1866 – 31 May 1931) was a French mathematician and astronomer.
Eugène Ehrhart Eugène Ehrhart was a French mathematician who introduced Ehrhart polynomials in the 1960s.
Eugène Rouché Eugène Rouché (born 18 August 1832 at Sommières, Gard, France, died the 19 August 1910 at Lunel, Hérault) was a French mathematician.
Fabien Morel Fabien Morel is a French algebraic geometer and key developer of A¹ homotopy theory with Vladimir Voevodsky.
Fabrice Bethuel Fabrice Bethuel (born 7 June 1963) is a French mathematician.
Felix Pollaczek Félix Pollaczek (1 December 1892 in Vienna – 29 April 1981 at Boulogne-Billancourt) was an Austrian-French engineer and mathematician, known for numerous contributions to number theory, m...
Florence Rivault Florence Rivault (or David Rivault de Flurence) (1571–1616) was a French mathematician and royal servant.
Florimond de Beaune Florimond de Beaune (7 October 1601, Blois – 18 August 1652, Blois) was a French jurist and mathematician, and an early follower of René Descartes.
Fokko du Cloux Fokko du Cloux (December 20, 1954 – November 10, 2006) was a Dutch mathematician and computer scientist.
Francine Faure Francine Faure (6 December 1914 in Oran, Algeria – 24 December 1979), a pianist specializing in Bach and a mathematician, is perhaps best known as the second wife of Albert Camus, whom she met ...
François Arago François Jean Dominique Arago (Francesc Joan Domènec Aragó), known simply as François Arago (Catalan: Francesc Aragó,) (1786–1853), was a French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, f...
François Bruhat François Georges René Bruhat (8 April 1929 – 17 July 2007) was a French mathematician who worked on algebraic groups.
François Budan de Boislaurent Ferdinand François Désiré Budan de Boislaurent (September 28, 1761 – October 6, 1840) was a French amateur mathematician, best known for a tract, Nouvelle méthode pour la résolution des équati...
François Jacquier François Jacquier was a French Franciscan mathematician and physicist.
François Labourie François Labourie (born 15 December 1960) is a French mathematician who has made various contributions to geometry, including pseudoholomorphic curves, Anosov diffeomorphism, and convex geometry.
François Le Lionnais François Le Lionnais (3 October 1901 – 13 March 1984) was a French chemical engineer and mathematician, perhaps best known as a founder of the literary movement Oulipo.
François Nicole François Nicole (December 23, 1683 – January 18, 1758) was a French mathematician, born in Paris and died there, who published his Traité du calcul des différences finies in 1717; it contain...
François Trèves J. François Treves (born April 23 1930 in Brussels) is a French mathematician, specializing in partial differential equations.
François Viète François Viète (Latin: Franciscus Vieta; 1540 – 23 February 1603), Seigneur de la Bigotière, was a French mathematician whose work on new algebra was an important step towards modern algeb...
Françoise Tisseur Françoise Tisseur is a numerical analyst and Professor of Numerical Analysis at the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK.
Frédéric Hélein Frédéric Hélein (born 22 April 1963) is a French mathematician.
Félix Alcan Felix Mardochée Alcan was a French Jewish publisher and scholar; born at Metz, March 18, 1841; grandson of Gerson Lévy, author of Orgue et Pioutim, and son of Moyse Alcan, a well-known publi...
Gabriel Lamé Gabriel Léon Jean Baptiste Lamé (22 July 1795 – 1 May 1870) was a French mathematician who contributed to the theory of partial differential equations by the use of curvilinear coordinates, and ...
Gabriel Mouton Gabriel Mouton (1618 – 28 September 1694) was a French abbot and scientist.
Gabriel Xavier Paul Koenigs Gabriel Xavier Paul Koenigs (17 January 1858 Toulouse, France – 29 October 1931 Paris, France) was a French mathematician who worked on analysis and geometry.
Gaspard de Prony Gaspard Clair François Marie Riche de Prony (July 22, 1755 - July 29, 1839) was a French mathematician and engineer, who worked on hydraulics.
Gaspard Monge Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse (9 May 1746 – 28 July 1818) was a French mathematician, the inventor of descriptive geometry (the mathematical basis of technical drawing), and the father of diffe...
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis or Gustave Coriolis (21 May 1792 – 19 September 1843) was a French mathematician, mechanical engineer and scientist.
Gaston Floquet Achille Marie Gaston Floquet (15 December 1847, Épinal – 7 October 1920, Nancy) was a French mathematician, best known for his work in mathematical analysis, especially in theory of differential...
Gaston Julia Gaston Maurice Julia (3 February 1893 – 19 March 1978) was a French mathematician who devised the formula for the Julia set.
Gaston Sant Blanc Gaston Sant Blanc (1759–1820) was a self-educated French clockmaker, watchmaker and mathematician.
Georges Matheron Georges François Paul Marie Matheron (December 2, 1930 – August 7, 2000) was a French mathematician and geologist, known as the founder of geostatistics and a co-founder (together with Jean Serr...
Georges Poitou Georges Poitou (1926 – 1989) was a French mathematician.
Georges Valiron Georges Jean Marie Valiron (7 September 1884 – March 1955) was a French mathematician, notable for his contributions to analysis, in particular, the asymptotic behaviour of entire functions of f...
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author.
Gilles Châtelet Gilles Châtelet (1944–1999) was a French philosopher and mathematician.
Gilles de Roberval Gilles Personne de Roberval (August 10, 1602 – October 27, 1675), French mathematician, was born at Roberval, Oise, near Beauvais, France.
Gilles Pisier Gilles I. Pisier (born 18 November 1950) is a Professor of Mathematics at the Pierre and Marie Curie University and a Distinguished Professor and A.G. and M.E. Owen Chair of Mathematics at the T...
Girard Desargues Girard Desargues (February 21 1591,and baptized March 2, 1591–October 1661) was a French mathematician and engineer, who is considered one of the founders of projective geometry.
Guillaume de l'Hôpital Guillaume François Antoine, Marquis de l'Hôpital (?, 1661, Paris – 2 February 1704, Paris) was a French mathematician.
Gustave Malécot Gustave Malécot was a French mathematician whose work on heredity had a strong influence on population genetics.
Guy Henniart Guy Henniart (born 1953, Santes) is a French mathematician at Paris-Sud 11 University.
Guy Tachard Guy Tachard (1651–1712), also known as Père Tachard, was a French Jesuit missionary and mathematician of the 17th century, who was sent on two occasions to the Kingdom of Siam by Louis XIV...
Guy Terjanian Guy Terjanian is a French-Armenian mathematician who has worked on algebraic number theory.
Gérard Desargues Girard Desargues was a French mathematician and engineer, who is considered one of the founders of projective geometry.
Gérard Laumon Gérard Laumon (born 1952 in Lyon) is a French mathematician.
Gérard Vergnaud Gérard Vergnaud is a French mathematician, philosopher, educator, and psychologist.
Haïm Brezis Haïm Brezis (born June 1, 1944) is a French mathematician who works in functional analysis and partial differential equations.
Henri Berestycki Henri Berestycki (born March 25, 1951 in Paris) is a French mathematician who obtained his PhD from Université Paris VI – Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 1975.
Henri Brocard Pierre René Jean Baptiste Henri Brocard (12 May 1845 – 16 January 1922) was a French meteorologist and mathematician, in particular a geometer.
Henri Cartan Henri Paul Cartan was a French mathematician with substantial contributions in algebraic topology.
Henri Delannoy Henri–Auguste Delannoy (1833–1915) was a French army officer and amateur mathematician, after whom the Delannoy numbers are named.
Henri Dulac Henri Dulac (October 3, 1870 – 1955) was a French mathematician.
Henri Lebesgue Henri Léon Lebesgue ForMemRS (June 28, 1875 – July 26, 1941) was a French mathematician most famous for his theory of integration, which was a generalization of the 17th century concept of integ...
Henri Padé Henri Eugène Padé (December 17, 1863 – July 9, 1953) was a French mathematician, who is now remembered mainly for his development of approximation techniques for functions using rational functions.
Henri Poincaré Jules Henri Poincaré (29 April 1854 – 17 July 1912) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and a philosopher of science.
Henri Villat Henri René Pierre Villat (24 December 1879 – 19 March 1972) was a French mathematician.
Hervé Jacquet Hervé Jacquet is a French American mathematician, working in automorphic forms.
Jacques Feldbau Jacques Feldbau was a French mathematician, born on 22 October 1914 in Strasbourg, of an Alsatian Jewish traditionalist family.
Jacques Hadamard Jacques Salomon Hadamard ForMemRS (8 December 1865 – 17 October 1963) was a French mathematician who made major contributions in number theory, complex function theory, differential geometry and...
Jacques Herbrand Jacques Herbrand (12 February 1908 – 27 July 1931) was a French mathematician.
Jacques Ozanam Jacques Ozanam (16 June 1640, Sainte-Olive, Ain – 3 April 1718, Paris) was a French mathematician.
Jacques Pelletier du Mans Jacques Pelletier du Mans, also spelled Peletier, in Latin: Peletarius, was a humanist, poet and mathematician of the French Renaissance.
Jacques Philippe Marie Binet Jacques Philippe Marie Binet (February 2, 1786 – May 12, 1856) was a French mathematician, physicist and astronomer born in Rennes; he died in Paris, France, in 1856.
Jacques Rohault Jacques Rohault (1618–1672) was a French philosopher, physicist and mathematician, and a follower of Cartesianism.
Jacques Roubaud Jacques Roubaud (born 1932 in Caluire-et-Cuire, Rhône) is a French poet and mathematician.
Jacques Tits Jacques Tits (; born 12 August 1930 in Uccle) is a Belgian and French mathematician who works on group theory and geometry and who introduced Tits buildings, the Tits alternative, and the Tits group.
Jacques-Louis Lions Jacques-Louis Lions ForMemRS (3 May 1928 – 17 May 2001) was a French mathematician who made contributions to the theory of partial differential equations and to stochastic control, among other areas.
Jean Arbault Jean Arbault was a French mathematician who worked on the convergence of trigonometric series and who introduced Arbault sets.
Jean Baptiste Meusnier Jean Baptiste Marie Charles Meusnier de la Place (Tours, 19 June 1754 — le Pont de Cassel, near Mainz, 13 June 1793) was a French mathematician, engineer and Revolutionary general.
Jean Chazy Jean François Chazy was a French mathematician and astronomer.
Jean de Beaugrand Jean de Beaugrand was the foremost French lineographer of the seventeenth century.
Jean Delsarte Jean Frédéric Auguste Delsarte (October 19, 1903, Fourmies – November 28, 1968, Nancy) was a French mathematician known for his work in mathematical analysis, in particular, for introducin...
Jean Dieudonné Jean Alexandre Eugène Dieudonné (1 July 1906 – 29 November 1992) was a French mathematician, notable for research in abstract algebra, algebraic geometry, and functional analysis, for close invo...
Jean Favard Jean Favard (28 August 1902 21 January 1965) was a French mathematician who worked on analysis.
Jean Frédéric Frenet Jean Frédéric Frenet (7 February 1816 – 12 June 1900) was a French mathematician, astronomer, and meteorologist.
Jean Gaston Darboux Jean-Gaston Darboux (14 August 1842 – 23 February 1917) was a French mathematician.
Jean Ginibre Jean Ginibre is a French mathematical physicist, known for his contributions to random matrix theory (see circular law), statistical mechanics (see FKG inequality, Ginibre inequality), and part...
Jean Giraud (mathematician) Jean Giraud (2 February 1936 – 27 or 28 March 2007) was a French mathematician, a student of Alexander Grothendieck and the author of the book "Cohomologie non-abélienne" (Springer, 1971).
Jean Jacques Moreau Jean Jacques Moreau (31 July 1923 – 9 January 2014) was a French mathematician.
Jean Kuntzmann Jean Kuntzmann (1 June 1912 – 18 December 1992) was a French mathematician, known for his works in applied mathematics and computer science, pushing and developing both fields at a very early time.
Jean le Rond d'Alembert Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert (16 November 1717 – 29 October 1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist.
Jean Leray Jean Leray (7 November 1906 – 10 November 1998) was a French mathematician, who worked on both partial differential equations and algebraic topology.
Jean Leurechon Jean Leurechon (1591–1670) was a French Jesuit priest and mathematician.
Jean Paul de Gua de Malves Jean Paul de Gua de Malves was a French mathematician who published in 1740 a work on analytical geometry in which he applied it, without the aid of differential calculus, to find the tangents, ...
Jean Serra Jean Paul Frédéric Serra (born 1940 in Algeria) is a French mathematician and engineer, and known as one of the co-founders (together with Georges Matheron) of mathematical morphology.
Jean-Baptiste Biot Jean-Baptiste Biot (21 April 1774 – 3 February 1862) was a French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who established the reality of meteorites, made an early balloon flight, and studied th...
Jean-Baptiste Morin (mathematician) Jean-Baptiste Morin (February 1583 unknown date – November 6, 1656), latinized Morini (covers of his books) Villefranche -sur- Saône (Rhône) was born on a date and at an unknown time in February...
Jean-Baptiste-Charles-Joseph Bélanger Jean-Baptiste Charles Joseph Bélanger (4 April 1790 – 8 May 1874) was a French applied mathematician who worked in the areas of hydraulics and hydrodynamics.
Jean-Charles de Borda Jean-Charles, chevalier de Borda (May 4, 1733 – February 19, 1799) was a French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor.
Jean-Charles Faugère Jean-Charles Faugère is the head of the POLSYS team of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 and INRIA Paris/Rocquencourt.
Jean-François Le Gall Jean-François Le Gall (born 1959) is a French mathematician working in areas of probability theory such as Brownian motion, Lévy processes, superprocesses and their connections with partial dif...
Jehan Adam Jehan Adam was a French mathematician who flourished in the 15th century.
Joan Francés Fulcònis Joan Francés Fulcònis (in classical Occitan; Johan Frances Fulconis as written in his original edition) was a mathematician born in Lieusola (today and in French Isola) ca 1520 and who liv...
Johann Karl Burckhardt Johann Karl Burckhardt (April 30, 1773 – June 22, 1825) was a German-born astronomer and mathematician who later became a naturalized French citizen.
Johannes de Muris Johannes de Muris (c.1290 - c.1355) was a French philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and music theorist best known for treatises on the ars nova.
Joseph Alfred Serret Joseph Alfred Serret (August 30, 1819 - March 2, 1885) was a French mathematician who was born in Paris France and died in Versailles France.
Joseph Diaz Gergonne Joseph Diaz Gergonne (19 June 1771 Nancy, France – 4 May 1859 Montpellier, France) was a French mathematician and logician.
Joseph Fourier Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (21 March 1768 – 16 May 1830) was a French mathematician and physicist born in Auxerre and best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their ap...
Joseph Kampé de Fériet Marie-Joseph Kampé de Fériet (Paris, 14 May 1893 – Villeneuve d'Ascq, 6 April 1982) was professor at Université Lille Nord de France from 1919 to 1969.
Joseph Liouville Joseph Liouville (24 March 1809 – 8 September 1882) was a French mathematician.
Joseph Louis François Bertrand Joseph Louis François Bertrand (March 11, 1822 – April 5, 1900, born and died in Paris) was a French mathematician who worked in the fields of number theory, differential geometry, probability t...
Joseph Louis Lagrange Joseph-Louis Lagrange (25 January 1736 – 10 April 1813), born Giuseppe Lodovico (Luigi) Lagrangia, was a mathematician and astronomer, who was born in Turin, Piedmont, lived part of his li...
Joseph Oesterlé Joseph Oesterlé (born 1954) is a French mathematician who, along with David Masser, formulated the abc conjecture in 1985.
Joseph Saurin Joseph Saurin was a French mathematician and a converted Protestant minister.
Joseph Sauveur Joseph Sauveur (24 March 1653 – 9 July 1716) was a French mathematician and physicist.
Joseph Ser Joseph Ser (*1875) was a French mathematician, of whom little was known till now.
Joseph Valentin Boussinesq Joseph Valentin Boussinesq (13 March 1842 – 19 February 1929) was a French mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to the theory of hydrodynamics, vibration, light, and heat.
Joseph-Émile Barbier Joseph-Émile Barbier was a French astronomer and mathematician, known for Barbier's theorem on the perimeter of curves of constant width.
Jules Antoine Lissajous Jules Antoine Lissajous (March 4, 1822, Versailles – June 24, 1880, Plombières-les-Bains) was a French mathematician, after whom Lissajous figures are named.
Jules Drach Jules Joseph Drach (13 March 1871, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines near Colmar – 8 March 1949, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) was a French mathematician.
Jules Molk Jules Molk (December 8, 1857, Strasbourg, France – May 7, 1914, Nancy) was a French mathematician who worked on elliptic functions.
Jules Richard Jules Richard (born 12 August 1862 in Blet, Département Cher, died 14 October 1956 in Châteauroux, Département Indre) was a French mathematician.
Jules Tannery Jules Tannery was a French mathematician who notably studied under Charles Hermite and was the PhD advisor of Jacques Hadamard.
Laurent C. Siebenmann Laurent Carl Siebenmann (the first name is sometimes spelled Laurence or Larry) (born in 1939 in Toronto) is a Canadian mathematician based at the Université de Paris-Sud at Orsay, France.
Laurent Lafforgue Laurent Lafforgue (born 6 November 1966) is a French mathematician.
Laurent Schwartz Laurent-Moïse Schwartz (5 March 1915 – 4 July 2002) was a French mathematician.
Lazare Carnot Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, Comte Carnot (13 May 1753 – 2 August 1823), the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, was a French politician, engineer, and mathematician.
Louis Antoine Louis Antoine (23 November 1888 – 8 February 1971) was a French mathematician who discovered Antoine's necklace, which J. W. Alexander used to construct Antoine's horned sphere.
Louis Bachelier Louis Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Bachelier (March 11, 1870 – April 28, 1946) was a French mathematician at the turn of the 20th century.
Louis Bertrand Castel Louis Bertrand Castel was a French mathematician born in Montpellier, and entered the order of the Jesuits in 1703.
Louis Napoleon George Filon Louis Napoleon George Filon FRS (22 November 1875 – 29 December 1937) was a French-born English applied mathematician, famous for his research on classical mechanics and particularly the theory ...
Louis Poinsot Louis Poinsot (1777–1859) was a French mathematician and physicist.
Louis Puissant Louis Puissant (22 September 1769, Le Châtelet-en-Brie – 10 January 1843, Paris) was a French topographical engineer, geodesist, and mathematician.
Marie Georges Humbert Marie Georges Humbert (7 January 1859 Paris, France – 22 January 1921 Paris, France) was a French mathematician who worked on Kummer surfaces and the Appell–Humbert theorem and introduced Humbe...
Marie-Françoise Roy Marie-Françoise Roy (born 28 April 1950 in Paris) is a French mathematician noted for her work in real algebraic geometry.
Marin Mersenne Marin Mersenne, Marin Mersennus or le Père Mersenne (8 September 1588 – 1 September 1648) was a French theologian, philosopher, mathematician and music theorist, often referred t...
Marquis de Condorcet Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet (17 September 1743 – 28 March 1794), known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political...
Maurice Gevrey Maurice-Joseph Gevrey was a French mathematician working on partial differential equations.
Maurice Lévy Maurice Lévy (February 28, 1838, Ribeauvillé – September 30, 1910, Paris) was a French engineer and member of the Institut de France.
Maurice Princet Maurice Princet (1875 – October 23, 1973) was a French mathematician and actuary who played a role in the birth of cubism.
Max Karoubi Max Karoubi is a French mathematician who works on K-theory and who founded the First European Mathematical Congress.
Maximilien Marie de Ficquelmont Charles-François-Maximilien Marie de Ficquelmont is a French mathematician, historian of mathematics and military officer, famous for resolving one of the most difficult problem of equationa...
Michael Herman Michael Robert Herman (1942 – November 2000) was a French American mathematician.
Michel Broué Michel Broué (born October 28, 1946) is a French mathematician.
Michel Chasles Michel Floréal Chasles (15 November 1793 – 18 December 1880) was a French mathematician.
Michel Demazure Michel Demazure (born 2 March 1937) is a French mathematician.
Michel Deza Michel Marie Deza is a Soviet and French mathematician, specializing in combinatorics, discrete geometry and graph theory.
Michel Duflo Michel Duflo (born 1943) is a French mathematician working in the representation theory of Lie groups.
Michel Hénon Michel Hénon (1931, Paris – 7 April 2013, Nice) was a French mathematician and astronomer.
Michel Las Vergnas Michel Las Vergnas (January 11, 1941 - January 19, 2013) was a French mathematician associated with Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University in Paris, and a research director emeritus at the Centre nat...
Michel Raynaud Michel Raynaud (born 16 June 1938) is a French mathematician working in algebraic geometry.
Michel Rolle Michel Rolle (April 21, 1652 – November 8, 1719) was a French mathematician.
Michel Waldschmidt Michel Waldschmidt is a French mathematician, specializing in number theory, especially transcendental numbers.
Michèle Audin Michèle Audin is a French mathematician, and a professor at l'Institut de recherche mathématique avancée (IRMA) in Strasbourg, where she does research notably in the area of symplectic geometry.
Michèle Vergne Michèle Vergne (born August 29, 1943 in L’Isle-Adam, Val d´Oise) is a French mathematician, specializing in analysis and representation theory.
Mikhail Gromov (mathematician) Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (also Mikhael Gromov or Michael Gromov; Михаи́л Леони́дович Гро́мов; born 23 December 1943), is a Russian mathematician known for important contributions in many diffe...
Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (also Mikhael Gromov or Michael Gromov; Михаи́л Леони́дович Гро́мов; born 23 December 1943), is a Russian mathematician known for important contributions in many diffe...
Nalini Anantharaman Professor Nalini Anantharaman (born 27 February, 1976) is a French mathematician who has won major prizes including the Henri Poincaré Prize in 2012.
Ngo Bao Chau Ngô Bảo Châu is a Vietnamese and French mathematician at the University of Chicago, best known for proving the fundamental lemma for automorphic forms proposed by Robert Langlands and Diana Shelstad.
Ngô Bảo Châu Ngô Bao Châu (with tonal diacritic as Ngô Bảo Châu; born June 28, 1972)is a Vietnamese and French mathematician at the University of Chicago, best known for proving the fundamental lemma for aut...
Nicolas Bourbaki Nicolas Bourbaki is the collective pseudonym under which a group of (mainly French) 20th-century mathematicians wrote a series of books presenting an exposition of modern advanced mathematics, b...
Philippe Le Corbeiller Philippe Emmanuel Le Corbeiller (January 11, 1891 – July 24, 1980) was a French-American electrical engineer, mathematician, physicist, and educator.
Pierre Alphonse Laurent Pierre Alphonse Laurent (July 18, 1813 – September 2, 1854) was a French mathematician best known as the discoverer of the Laurent series, an expansion of a function into an infinite power serie...
Pierre Bardin Pierre Bardin (1590 – 29 May 1635), born in Rouen, was a French philosopher and mathematician and Doctor of Letters.
Pierre Berthelot Pierre Berthelot is a mathematician at the University of Rennes.
Pierre Bouguer Pierre Bouguer (16 February 1698, Croisic – 15 August 1758, Paris) was a French mathematician, geophysicist, geodesist, and astronomer.
Pierre Humbert (mathematician) Pierre Humbert (13 June 1891, Paris – 17 November 1953, Paris) was a French mathematician who worked on the theory of elliptic functions and introduced Humbert polynomials.
Pierre-Simon Girard Pierre-Simon Girard (4 November 1765 – 30 November 1836) was a French mathematician and engineer, who worked on fluid mechanics.
Pierre-Simon Laplace Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace (23 March 1749 – 5 March 1827) was a French mathematician and astronomer whose work was pivotal to the development of mathematical astronomy and statistics.
Rafaël Cerf Rafaël Cerf is a French mathematician at Paris-Sud 11 University.
Raoul Bricard Raoul Bricard (23 March 1870 – 1944) is a French engineer and a mathematician.
Raphaël Cerf Raphaël Cerf is a French mathematician at Paris-Sud 11 University.
Raphaël Rouquier Raphaël Alexis Marcel Rouquier (born December 9, 1969) is a French mathematician and a professor of mathematics at UCLA.
Raphaël Salem Raphaël Salem (November 7, 1898 in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire (now Thessaloniki, Greece) – June 20, 1963 in Paris, France), was a Greek-Sephardic mathematician after whom are named the Salem numbe...
René de Possel Lucien Alexandre Charles René de Possel (7 February 1905 – 1974) was a French mathematician, one of the founders of the Bourbaki group, and later a pioneer computer scientist, working in particu...
René Descartes René Descartes (Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: "Cartesian"; 31 March 159611 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his life in...
René François Walter de Sluse René François Walter de Sluse was a French mathematician, intellectual and clergyman who wrote many books about mathematics and contributed to the development of mathematics.
René Gosse René Gosse (1883–1943) was a French mathematician.
René Gâteaux René Eugène Gâteaux (5 May 1889 in Vitry-le-François – 3 October 1914 in Rouvroy), was a French mathematician.
René Thom René Frédéric Thom (September 2, 1923 – October 25, 2002) was a French mathematician.
René-Louis Baire René-Louis Baire (21 January 1874 – 5 July 1932) was a French mathematician most famous for his Baire category theorem, which helped to generalize and prove future theorems.
Ricardo Pérez-Marco Ricardo Pérez-Marco (born 1967) is a Spanish-French mathematician at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Robert Fortet Robert Fortet was a French mathematician working on analysis.
Robert Vallée Robert Vallée is a French cyberneticist and mathematician.
Roger Apéry Roger Apéry (November 14, 1916 – December 18, 1994) was a Greek-French mathematician most remembered for Apéry's theorem, that ζ(3) is an irrational number where ζ denotes the Riemann zeta function.
Szolem Mandelbrojt Szolem Mandelbrojt (10 January 1899 – 23 September 1983) was a Jewish-Polish mathematician.
Sébastien Truchet Jean Truchet (1657 – February 5, 1729), also known as Père Sébastien, was an eclectic Dominican Father born in Lyon and lived in Louis XIV times.
Thierry Aubin Thierry Aubin (May 6, 1942 – March 21, 2009) was a French mathematician who worked at the Centre de Mathématiques de Jussieu, and was a leading expert on Riemannian geometry and non-linear par...
Thierry Coquand Thierry Coquand (born 18 April 1961, Jallieu, Isère, France) is a professor in computer science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Thierry Goudon Thierry Goudon (born January 1969 in Aix-en-Provence, France) is a French mathematician.
Théodore Reinach Théodore Reinach (July 3, 1860 – October 28, 1928) was a French archaeologist, mathematician, lawyer, papyrologist, philologist, epigrapher, historian, numismatist, musicologist, professor, and ...
Théophile Pépin Jean François Théophile Pépin (14 May 1826 – 3 April 1904) was a French mathematician.
Urbain Le Verrier Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier (11 March 1811 – 23 September 1877) was a French mathematician who specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for his part in the discovery of Neptune.
Uriel Frisch Uriel Frisch (born in Agen, December 10, 1940) is a French mathematical physicist known for his work on fluid dynamics and turbulence.
Valentin Poénaru Valentin Alexandre Poénaru (born 1932) is a Professor of Mathematics at Université de Paris-Sud.
Victor Gustave Robin Victor Gustave Robin (1855-1897) was a French mathematical analyst and applied mathematician who lectured in mathematical physics at the Sorbonne in Paris and also worked in the area of thermody...
Victor Puiseux Victor Alexandre Puiseux (16 April 1820 – 9 September 1883) was a French mathematician and astronomer.
Victor Thébault Victor Thébault was a French mathematician best known for propounding three problems in geometry.
Wendelin Werner Wendelin Werner (born September 23, 1968) is a German-born French mathematician working in the area of self-avoiding random walks, Schramm-Loewner evolution, and related theories in probability ...
Wolfgang Doeblin Wolfgang Döblin, known in France as Vincent Doblin, was a French-German mathematician.
Wolfgang Döblin Wolfgang Döblin, known in France as Vincent Doblin (17 March 1915 – 21 June 1940), was a French-German mathematician.
Yves Laszlo Yves Laszlo is a French mathematician working in the Université Paris-Sud XI. He specializes in algebraic geometry.
Yves Meyer Yves F. Meyer (born July 19, 1939) is a French mathematician and scientist.
Yvon Villarceau Antoine-Joseph Yvon Villarceau was a French astronomer, mathematician, and engineer.
Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (born 29 December 1923 in Lille) is a French mathematician and physicist.
Édouard Le Roy Édouard Louis Emmanuel Julien Le Roy (June 18, 1870 in Paris – November 10, 1954 in Paris) was a French philosopher and mathematician.
Édouard Lucas François Édouard Anatole Lucas was a French mathematician.
Édouard Roche Édouard Albert Roche was a French astronomer and mathematician, who is best known for his work in the field of celestial mechanics.
Élie Cartan Élie Joseph Cartan (9 April 1869 – 6 May 1951) was an influential French mathematician who did fundamental work in the theory of Lie groups and their geometric applications.
Élisabeth Lutz Élisabeth Lutz (May 14, 1914 – July 31, 2008) was a French mathematician.
Émile Borel Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel (7 January 1871 – 3 February 1956) was a French mathematician and politician.
Émile Cotton Émile Clément Cotton (5 February 1872 – 14 March 1950) was a professor of mathematics at the University of Grenoble.
Émile Lemoine Émile Michel Hyacinthe Lemoine (1840–1912) was a French civil engineer and a mathematician, a geometer in particular.
Émile Léonard Mathieu Émile Léonard Mathieu (May 15, 1835, Metz – October 19, 1890, Nancy) was a French mathematician.
Émile Picard Charles Émile Picard (24 July 1856 – 12 December 1941) was a French mathematician.
Émilie du Châtelet Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (17 December 1706 – 10 September 1749) was a French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment.
Éric Leichtnam Éric Leichtnam is Director of Research at the CNRS at the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu in Paris.
Étienne Bobillier Étienne Bobillier (April 17, 1798 – March 22, 1840) was a French mathematician.
Étienne Bézout Étienne Bézout (31 March 1730 – 27 September 1783) was a French mathematician who was born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, and died in Avon (near Fontainebleau), France.
Étienne Ghys Étienne Ghys (born 29 December 1954) is a French mathematician.
Étienne Pascal Étienne Pascal (Clermont, May 2, 1588 – Paris, September 24, 1651) was the father of Blaise Pascal.
Étienne-Louis Malus Étienne-Louis Malus (23 July 1775 – 24 February 1812) was a French officer, engineer, physicist, and mathematician.
Évariste Galois Évariste Galois (25 October 1811 – 31 May 1832) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine.