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Jürgen Moser

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Dates

July 4, 1928 – December 17, 1999

Authorized Form of Name

Moser, Jürgen, 1928-

Additional Forms of Names

Moser, J. (Jürgen), 1928-

Moser, J. K. (Jürgen Kurt), 1928-

Biography

Abstract

Jürgen Moser was Foreign Member at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (1996-1999). Other institutional affiliations include Eidgenössische Teschnische Hochschule (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Göttingen. His research included dynamical systems, celestial mechanics, partial differential equations, nonlinear functional analysis, differential and complex geometry, and the calculus of variations.

Important Dates

July 4, 1928Birth, Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia).

1952Obtained Dr. Rer. Nat., University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1953 – 1955Assistant in Mathematics (1953) and Assistant (1954-1955), University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1953 – 1956Research Associate (1953-1956) and Assistant Professor (1956-1957), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1957 – 1960Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1960 – 1980Professor of Mathematics (1960-1980) and Director, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (1967-1970), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1971Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1980 – 1995Professor, Eidgenössische Teschnische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland).

1983 – 1986President, International Mathematical Union.

1995Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics.

1996 – 1999Foreign Member, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics.

December 17, 1999Death, Zurich (Switzerland).

Occupation

Mathematician.

Places

Birth

Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)

Graduate Education

Göttingen (Germany)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Zurich (Switzerland)

Death

Zurich (Switzerland)

Subjects

Celestial mechanics.

Differential equations, Partial.

Functional analysis.

Mathematics.

Relationships

People

Family

Moser, Gertrude Courant

Wife. Married in 1955.

Colleagues

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at New York University.

Courant, Richard, 1888-1972

Both employed at New York University.

Friedrichs, K. O. (Kurt Otto), 1901-1983

Both employed at New York University.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and New York University.

Grad, Harold, 1923-

Both employed at New York University.

Howard, Louis N.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at New York University.

Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-2013

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Orowan, E. (Egon), 1902-1989

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Institutions

Major Positions

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Research Assistant; Assistant Professor; Professor of Mathematics; and Director.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Professor.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik

Foreign Member.

Universität Göttingen. Mathematisches Institut

Obtained Dr. Rer. Nat. (1952). Assistant in Mathematics and Assistant.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

International Mathematical Union

President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Wolf Foundation Prizes

Received 1995 Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Dynamical systems / George D. Birkhoff.

Subject

National Academy of Science Biographical Memoir.