Pierre Alphonse Laurent

Born: 18 July 1813 in Paris, France
Died: 2 Sept 1854 in Paris, France

Pierre Laurent was in the engineering corps and spent six years directing operations for the enlargement of the port of Le Havre.

He submitted a work for the Grand Prize of 1842, unfortunately after the final date for submission. Cauchy reported on his work, which gives the Laurent series for a complex function, saying that it should be approved but it was not.

After Laurent's death his widow arranged for two more of his memoirs to be presented to the Academy. One was never published, the second appeared in 1863.