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Paul Pierre Lvy (September 15, 1886 - December 15, 1971) was a French mathematician who was active especially in probability theory, introduced martingales and Lvy flights. Lvy processes, Lvy measures, Lvy's constant, the Lvy distribution, the Lvy area and the fractal Lvy C curve.

Lvy was born in Paris, the son of Lucien Lvy, an Examiner at the cole Polytechnique . Lvy also attended the cole Polytechnique and published his first paper in 1905 at the age of 19, while still an undergraduate. After graduation he spent a year in military service and then studied for three years at the cole des Mines, where he became a professor in 1913.

During World War I Lvy did mathematical analysis work for the French artillery. In 1920 he was appointed Professor of Analysis at the cole Polytechnique, where his students included Benot Mandelbrot. He remained at the cole Polytechnique until his retirement in 1959.de:Paul Pierre Lvy sv:Paul Pierre Lvy zh:保羅·皮埃爾·雷維

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