Leopoldo Nachbin

Leopoldo Nachbin (7 January 1922 – 3 April 1993) was a Jewish-Brazilian[1] mathematician who dealt with topology, and harmonic analysis.[2]

Nachbin was born in Recife, and is best known for Nachbin's theorem. He died, aged 71, in Rio de Janeiro.

Nachbin was a Ph.D. student of Laurent Schwartz.[3]

Among his Ph.D. students is Francisco Antônio Dória.[3]

He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) of 1962 in Stockholm.[4]


  • Topology and Order (Krieger Pub. Co., 1965)
  • Introdução à Álgebra (McGraw-Hill, 1971, in Portuguese)


  1. Garrido, Ángel; Wybraniec-Skardowska, Urszula, eds. (2018). The Lvov-Warsaw School: Past and Present. Birkhäuser. p. 782. ISBN 978-3-319-65429-4.
  2. http://www.im.ufrj.br/doc/nachbin.htm
  3. Leopoldo Nachbin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. International Mathematical Union (IMU) . "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". mathunion.org. Retrieved on 8 July 2017.

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