Jean-Louis Loday

Jean-Louis Loday (12 January 1946 – 6 June 2012) was a French mathematician who worked on cyclic homology and who introduced Leibniz algebras (sometimes called Loday algebras) and Zinbiel algebras.[1] He occasionally used the pseudonym Guillaume William Zinbiel, formed by reversing the last name of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

Education and careerEdit

Loday studied at Lycée Louis-le-Grand and at École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Strasbourg in 1975 under the supervision of Max Karoubi, with a dissertation titled K-Théorie algébrique et représentations de groupes. He went on to become a senior scientist at CNRS and a member of the Institute for Advanced Mathematical Research (IRMA) at the University of Strasbourg.


  • Loday, Jean-Louis (1998), Cyclic homology, Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften, vol. 301 (2nd ed.), Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-63074-6, MR 1600246
  • Loday, Jean-Louis & Pirashvili, Teimuraz (1993). "Universal enveloping algebras of Leibniz algebras and (co)homology". Mathematische Annalen. 296 (1): 139–158. CiteSeerX doi:10.1007/BF01445099. S2CID 16865683.
  • Loday, Jean-Louis; Vallette, Bruno (2012), Algebraic Operads (PDF), Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften, vol. 346, Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-30361-6
  • Zinbiel, Guillaume William (2012), "Encyclopedia of types of algebras 2010", in Guo, Li; Bai, Chengming; Loday, Jean-Louis (eds.), Operads and universal algebra, Nankai Series in Pure, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, vol. 9, pp. 217–298, arXiv:1101.0267, Bibcode:2011arXiv1101.0267Z, ISBN 9789814365116, Zinbiel is a pseudonym of Jean-Louis Loday

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jean-Louis Loday 1946-2012 | The European Mathematical Society". 2012-06-08. Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2012-06-30.

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