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Michel Plancherel (16 January 1885, Bussy, Fribourg – 4 March 1967, Zurich) was a Swiss mathematician. He was born in Bussy (Fribourg, Switzerland) and obtained his diploma in mathematics from the University of Fribourg in 1907. He was a professor in Fribourg (1911), and from 1920 at ETH Zurich.

He worked in the areas of mathematical analysis, mathematical physics and algebra, and is known for the Plancherel theorem [1] in harmonic analysis.

Outside of math he was married to Cécile Tercier, had nine children, and presided at the Mission Catholique Française in Zürich.
See also

Plancherel measure
Plancherel theorem
Plancherel theorem for spherical functions

References

^ Plancherel, Michel (1910) "Contribution a l'etude de la representation d'une fonction arbitraire par les integrales définies," Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo, vol. 30, pages 298-335.

External links

O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Michel Plancherel", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
Michel Plancherel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
Biography (in French): http://commonweb.unifr.ch/math/main/MichelPlancherel1.pdf

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