Fatou, Julia, Montel

The Great Prize of Mathematical Sciences of 1918, and Beyond

  • Michèle Audin

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2014)

Also part of the History of Mathematics Subseries book sub series (HISTORYMS, volume 2014)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michèle Audin
    Pages 1-12
  3. Michèle Audin
    Pages 13-57
  4. Michèle Audin
    Pages 59-89
  5. Michèle Audin
    Pages 91-114
  6. Michèle Audin
    Pages 115-133
  7. Michèle Audin
    Pages 135-192
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-332

About this book


How did Pierre Fatou and Gaston Julia create what we now call Complex Dynamics, in the context of the early twentieth century and especially of the First World War? The book is based partly on new, unpublished sources.Who were Pierre Fatou, Gaston Julia, Paul Montel? New biographical information is given on the little known mathematician that was Pierre Fatou. How did the serious WW1 injury of Julia influence mathematical life in France?

From the reviews of the French edition:

"Audin’s book is indeed filled with marvelous biographical information and analysis, dealing not just with the men mentioned in the book’s title but a large number of other players, too … . the book under review addresses itself to scholars for whom the history of mathematics has a particular resonance and especially to mathematicians active, or even with merely an interest in, complex dynamics. … presents it all to the reader in a very appealing form." (Michael Berg, The Mathematical Association of America, October 2009)


01A60, 37FXX Fatou Julia World War 1 complex dynamics history of mathematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michèle Audin
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. Recherche Mathématiques AvancéeUniversité de Strasbourg et CNRSStrasbourg CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17853-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17854-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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