- Émile Borel
name = Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel
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Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel (
January 7, 1871in Saint-Affrique, France– February 3, 1956in Paris, France) was a French mathematicianand politician.
René-Louis Baireand Henri Lebesgue, he was among the pioneers of measure theory and its application to probability theory. The concept of a Borel setis named in his honor. One of his books on probability introduced the amusing thought experimentthat entered popular culture under the name infinite monkey theoremor the like. He also published a number of research papers on game theory.
In 1913 and 1914 he bridged the gap between
hyperbolic geometryand special relativitywith expository work.
In the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s he was active in politics. From 1924 to 1936, he was a member of the
French National Assembly. In 1925, he was
Minister of Marine. During the Second World War he was a member of the
Besides a crater on the
Moon, the following entities are named after him:
Centre Émile Borelat the Institut Henri Poincaréin Paris
* [http://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/html/id.phtml?id=39071 Émile Borel] in the
Mathematics Genealogy Project
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