Luc Illusie and Pierre Cartier, Coordinating Editors
Henri Cartan was a towering figure in twentieth-century mathematics. The son of distinguished mathematician Élie Cartan, Henri Cartan charted his own course in several complex variables and complex geometry. He was also a great humanitarian and a powerful force in the lives of those around him. He lived to be well over one hundred years old--a long and impressive life. He will certainly be missed.
--Steven G. Krantz, Editor