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Paul Pierre LÚvy

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Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Educators, Mathematicians, Professors

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1886 - Paul Pierre Lévy, born on the 15th of September in Paris, France. He was a French mathematician who was active especially in probability theory, introduced martingales and Lévy flights.

1905 - Attended the École Polytechnique and published his first paper at the age of 19, while still an undergraduate.

1913 - After graduation he spent a year in military service and then studied for three years at the École des Mines, where he became a professor.

1920 - He was appointed Professor of Analysis at the École Polytechnique, where his students included Benoît Mandelbrot.

1959 - He remained at the École Polytechnique until his retirement.

1971 - Died on the 15th of December iin Paris, France.

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