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Catherine Goldstein and Jim Ritter, Oberwolfach 2005

Catherine Goldstein (born July 5, 1958 in Paris) is a French number theorist and historian of mathematics who works as a director of research at the Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu [fr] (IMJ). She was president of L'association femmes et mathématiques in 1991.[1]


Education and careerEdit

Goldstein studied at the Ecole normale supérieure from 1976 to 1980, earning an agrégation in mathematics in 1978.[1] She completed a doctorate of the third cycle in 1981, with a dissertation on p-adic L-functions and Iwasawa theory supervised by John H. Coates.[1][2]

She worked at the University of Paris-Sud from 1980 until 2002, when she moved to IMJ.[1]

Contributions and recognitionEdit

Goldstein has been listed as one of the plenary speakers at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.[3] With Norbert Schappacher and Joachim Schwermer, she is editor of the book The shaping of arithmetic after C. F. Gauss's Disquisitiones arithmeticae.[4][5][6]


Catherine is the daughter of the poet Isidore Isou.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2017-06-25
  2. ^ Catherine Goldstein at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Plenary Speakers Archived 2017-12-07 at the Wayback Machine, ICM 2018, retrieved 2017-06-25
  4. ^ Review of The shaping of arithmetic by Victor J. Katz, 2008, MR2308276
  5. ^ Review of The shaping of arithmetic by Jeremy J. Gray, MAA Reviews, June 2007
  6. ^ Review of The shaping of arithmetic by Thomas Archibald, 2011, Isis 102 (2): 368–369, doi:10.1086/661687
  7. ^ Lemaitre, Maurice. "Isou in London". Maurice Lemaitre. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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