Robert Fefferman to Lecture in Department of Mathematics on November 11

DateNovember 11, 2013
Time3:00 - 5:00 pm

Professor Robert Fefferman, the Max Mason Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, will give a lecture entitled "Singular Integrals: How They Fit Into The Big Picture and Some Highlights of Their Theory" on Monday, November 11. His lecture will be in SR 207 at 3:30 pm. A reception for Dr. Fefferman will be given prior to his lecture at 3:00 pm in SR 318.

Robert Fefferman

Professor Robert Fefferman

Robert Fefferman served as dean of the Physical Sciences Division from 2003 until 2013, and as chairman of the mathematics department from 1995 to 2001. Within mathematics, Fefferman is an expert in harmonic analysis, its applications to elliptic partial differential equations and its relationship to probability theory. He is a co-founder of modern multi-parameter Fourier analysis and has lectured around the world on his work. A fellow of the Sloan Foundation, in 2009 he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. For more than 20 years, Fefferman has been active in mathematics outreach, working with Chicago Public School teachers to improve the quality of mathematics education for Chicago’s children. He has taught extensively in the mathematics department at all levels, and in 1982 was awarded the University’s Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

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