François Maurice Ledrappier
The John and Margaret McAndrews Professor of Mathematics
François Ledrappier has published in some of his field’s most reputed publications, including The Annals of Mathematics, Contemporary Mathematics, and Forum Math. As a teacher and scholar, he focuses primarily on the asymptotic properties of group actions and the relationships between objects associated with them.
Ledrappier, whose academic reputation spans the Atlantic, is a recipient of the Prix Carriére, presented by the French Academy of Sciences for a high level of distinction over one’s career, and has delivered an invited address to the International Congress of Mathematics. Before coming to Notre Dame, he was a faculty member at the École Polytechnique; from 1995 to 2000, he served as president of the Mathematics Section of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
At Notre Dame, Ledrappier is also a fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, providing the institute’s students, faculty, and visiting scholars with a more nuanced understanding of his native France.
The McAndrews Professorship was a gift of John P. (’44, ’47 MS) and Margaret McAndrews. A 20-year veteran of the College of Science Advisory Council, Jack simultaneously served as a group vice president for DuPont and president of a DuPont-subsidiary, the Remington Arms Company. He and Margaret had five children, two of whom were graduated from Notre Dame.