The aim of this lecture series is to bring in mathematicians who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and contributions to mathematics. Funds were made available for this lecture series, started in 2007, by the Baylor administration; special thanks to Dean Lee Nordt and Dean Kenneth Wilkins of the College of Arts and Sciences for their generous support.
Previous Speakers: Avner Friedman (2007-08), Vaughan Jones (2008-09), Sir Michael Berry (2009-10), George Andrews (2010-11), Ron Graham (2011-12), Gil Strang (2012-13), Jon Keating (2013-14), Gunther Uhlmann (2014-15), Don Saari (2015-16), Percy Deift (2016-17), Barry Simon (2017-18), Peter Sarnak (2018-19)
Dr. Luis Caffarelli will be the speaker in the thirteenth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics when he visits Baylor University on October 17-18, 2019. He is the Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Mathematics at the University of Texas in Austin and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of the world's leading experts in the subject of partial differential equations, especially in the areas of free boundary problems and nonlinear partial differential equations. He developed several regularity results for fully nonlinear elliptic equations including the Monge-Ampere equation. He is also well known for his contributions to homogenization. Recently, he has taken an interest in integro-differential equations.
Professor Caffarelli was born and grew up in Buenos Aires. He obtained his Masters of Science (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) at the University of Buenos Aires. His Ph.D. advisor was Calixto Calderón. Prior to his appointment at the University of Texas, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. From 1986 to 1996 he was a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
In 1991 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from l'École Normale Supérieure, Paris; University of Notre Dame; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. He received the Bôcher Memorial Prize in 1984. In 2003, the Konex Foundation from Argentina granted him the Diamond Konex Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, as the most important scientist of his country in the last decade. In 2005, he received the prestigious Rolf Schock Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his important contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations. He also received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics in 2009. In 2012 he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (jointly with Michael Aschbacher) and became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2018 he was named a SIAM Fellow and he received the Shaw Prize in Mathematics.
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The titles, and abstracts, for his lectures, with dates and venues are:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm - MMSCI 301