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Ernest Vessiot (March 8, 1865 - October 17, 1952) was a French mathematician. He was born in Marseille, France and died in La Bauche, Savoie, France. He entered the √Čcole Normale Sup√©rieure in 1884.

He was Ma√ģtre de Conf√©rences at University of Lille in 1892-1893, then moved at Toulouse and Lyon.

After 1910, he was a professor of analytical mechanics and celestial mechanics at the University of Paris. He presided over entrance examinations at the √Čcole Polytechnique. As director of √Čcole Normale Sup√©rieure until 1935, he overviewed the construction of its new physics, chemistry and geology buildings of 24, Rue Lhomond.

He was elected a member of the Académie des Sciences in 1943.

Vessiot's work dealt with the integrability of ordinary differential equations.


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