# Books written by Laurent Schwartz.

Laurent Schwartz won the Fields Medal in 1950 for developing the theory of distributions, a new notion of generalized function motivated by the Dirac delta-function of theoretical physics.

## Mathematics for the physical sciences

## Geometry and Probability in Banach Spaces

## A Mathematician Grappling with His Century

Laurent Schwartz is one of the most remarkable intellects of the 20th century. His discovery of distributions, one of the most beautiful theories in mathematics, earned him a 1950 Fields Medal. Beyond this formidable achievement, his love for science and for teaching led him to think deeply and lecture broadly to the general public on the significance of science and mathematics to the well-being of the world.