Professor Hassan Akbar-Zadeh (Born: March 23, 1928- Iran), a prominent Iranian mathematician has died (March 23, 2020) in Paris after years of research and study. (I'm not sure of the exact dates.)

He has worked with the French National Center for Scientific Research and the Collège de France for many years and was director of research at C.N.R.S., Paris, France.

His famous book is "Initiation to global Finslerian geometry". He was one of the top students of André Lichnérowicz.

I am googling days and surprisingly I couldn't find a single webpage or article about him. So I want to ask:

What do you know about Hassan Akbar-Zadeh's mathematical legacy, biography, etc?

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    $\begingroup$ In all the papers from him I could download the author's address is a personal address, which is unusual (in 1965 in Poissy near Paris, 1987 and later in Paris). The BNF page claims he was CNRS research director in 2006 but he was then 78 so given the French rules he could only be retired (so emeritus would be plausible anyway). But I'm more inclined to believe, in the absence of other information, that he had no affiliation. $\endgroup$
    – YCor
    Apr 4, 2020 at 8:44
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    $\begingroup$ here is a photograph: fr.irna.ir/news/83735754/… $\endgroup$ Apr 4, 2020 at 9:08
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for information. I heard that he was nominated for French scientist medal and missed it because he did not want to change his nationality (This medal is given only to the French) and inevitably, the prize was awarded to the Marcel Berger. $\endgroup$
    – C.F.G
    Apr 4, 2020 at 9:09
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not aware of a "French scientist medal", nor of any French scientific distinction that would be reserved for French people. This looks like a random rumor. I'm not sure that a comparison with Berger's legacy is opportune either. $\endgroup$
    – YCor
    Apr 4, 2020 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ None of these is reserved to French people. This story is extremely unlikely. $\endgroup$
    – abx
    Apr 4, 2020 at 10:08


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