French mathematician Henri Cartan dies

One of the most influential mathematicians of our time, Henri Cartan, has
passed away at age 104. His contribution to modern Mathematics during his
long life has been enormous and invaluable. He was a remarkable teacher
and one of the founders and long term member of the Bourbaki group. He was
also passionately committed to a united Europe and Human Rights. Henri
Cartan will be remembered with great respect and gratitude by many
mathematicians of all generations.
On behalf of the European Mathematical Society I would like to express our
deepest condolences to his family.

A. Laptev

See an announcement in the French daily Le Figaro at http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2008/08/18/01008-20080818ARTFIG00240-dec...