Victor Gustave Robin

Victor Gustave Robin (1855-1897) was a French mathematical analyst and applied mathematician[1][2] who lectured in mathematical physics at the Sorbonne in Paris and also worked in the area of thermodynamics.[3] He is known especially for the Robin boundary condition. The French Academy of Sciences awarded him the Prix Francœur for 1893[4] and again for 1897[5] and the Prix Poncelet for 1895.


  1. Gustafson, Karl, and Abe, Takehisa. (Victor) Gustave Robin: 1855–1897, The Mathematical Intelligencer 20 (2) (1998), 47–53.
  2. Robert C. James, Glenn James, Mathematics Dictionary, Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995, ISBN 0-412-99041-5 p363
  3. Gustafson, K., (1998). Domain Decomposition, Operator Trigonometry, Robin Condition, Contemporary Mathematics, 218. 432-437.
  4. "Science Prizes". The American Naturalist. 1894. p. 290.
  5. "Tableau des prix décernés. Année 1897". Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Janvier – Juin 1898. Tome 126. Paris: Gauthier-Villars. p. 165.

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