Luis Caffarelli, National Academy of Sciences Mathematician, To Visit Baylor October 17-18

October 9, 2019
Luis Caffarelli
Luis Caffarelli, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, will be the speaker in the thirteenth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics when he visits Baylor on October 17-18. Professor Caffarelli, the Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair at the University of Texas in Austin, is internationally recognized for his fundamental research in mathematics.

On Friday, October 18, there will be a reception before Professor Caffarelli's public lecture - suitable for a general audience - beginning at 3:30 pm on the second floor of the Baylor Sciences Building near to the elevator in the A wing. All faculty and students are encouraged to join us! His lecture, in BSB D110, will begin at 4:00 pm.

Professor Caffarelli, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, earned his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Buenos Aires. He is one of the world's leading experts in the subject of partial differential equations. Prior to his appointment at the University of Texas, Dr. Caffarelli had appointments at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton.

In 1991 Professor Caffarelli 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.

His colloquium lecture on Thursday, October 17 is entitled "The Interaction of Local and Non-Local Phenomena" and will be given at 4:30 pm in MMSCI 301. His public lecture will be given on Friday, October 18 at 4:00 pm in BSB D110. The title of his public lecture is "Diffusion-type Equations: From the Heat Equation to Long Distance Interactions".

More information on Dr. Caffarelli, including abstracts of his talks, can be found
at the Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics web site.
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