Special PIMS Distinguished Lecture: Louis Nirenberg (NYU) - CANCELLED

  • Date: 11/26/2010
Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute (NYU)

University of British Columbia


Remarks on singular solutions of nonlinear elliptic equations


At the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Hyderabad, India this past August, Louis Nirenberg, from the Courant Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at New York University, was awarded  the inaugural Chern Medal for his role in the formulation of the modern theory of non-linear elliptic partial differential equations and formentoring numerous students and post-docs in this area.


In addition to this prestigious prize, Professor Nirenberg has received many
other awards and honours, including: the American Mathematical Society’s Bôcher Prize in 1959, the Jeffrey-Williams Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society in 1987, the Steele Prize of the AMS in 1994 for Lifetime Achievement, the Crafoord Prize in 1982and the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1995. Please seewww.icm2010.in/prize-winners-2010/chern-medal-louis-nirenberg for a full citation.


Professor Nirenberg was born in Hamilton, Ontario and obtained his undergraduate degree from McGill University before emigrating to the United States. He has shown a longstanding interest in the Canadian mathematical community, mentoring and supporting many of our colleagues. This fact and his enormous contributions tothe mathematical sciences will be recognized by the University of British Columbia by awarding him an honorary degree during its 2010 Fall Congregation (November 24-26, 2010). On November 26 he will deliver a special PIMS Distinguished Lecture at 3pm at UBC.


Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate Louis Nirenberg's wonderful career in mathematics.


3:00pm-4:00pm, MATX 1100

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Note for Attendees: There will be a PIMS reception afterwards. Details to follow.




Chern Medal




2010 Chern Medalist, Prof. Louis Nirenberg