Robert Leamon Bryant (born 30 August 1953) is an American mathematician specializing in differential geometry. As of 2007, he has served as the chairman of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). He is known for his work in [1 ] exterior differential systems, special holonomy, and Finsler geometry. Bryant surfaces, surfaces of unit constant mean curvature in hyperbolic space, are named after him. He is also a senior research scientist at [2 ] Duke University. [3 ]
In 2012 he became a fellow of the
American Mathematical Society. [4 ]
Selected publications [ edit ]
editor with David Bao,
S. S. Chern, Zhongmin Shen: A sampler of Riemann-Finsler Geometry, Cambridge University Press 2004 with Robert Brown Gardner, S. S. Chern, H. L. Goldschmidt,
Phillip Griffiths: Exterior Differential Systems, MSRI Publ. 18, Springer Verlag 1991 with Phillip Griffiths, Dan Grossmann:
Exterior Differential Systems and Euler-Lagrange Partial Differential Equations, Chicago Lectures in Mathematics, University of Chicago Press 2003 [5 ] editor with
Victor Guillemin, Sigurdur Helgason, R. O. Wells: Integral Geometry, Contemporary Mathematics 63, AMS 1987
Metrics with exceptional holonomy, Annals of Mathematics, vol. 126, 1987, pp. 525-567
An introduction to Lie groups and symplectic geometry, in Geometry and quantum field theory, IAS/Park City Math. Series 1, American Mathematical Society 1995, pp. 5–181 with Lucas Hsu, Phillip Griffiths:
Hyperbolic exterior differential systems and their conservation laws, Parts 1,2, Selecta Mathematica, 1, 1995, 21-112, 265-323 with Griffiths:
Characteristic Cohomology of Differential Systems, Parts 1,2, Journal of the AMS, vol. 8, 1995, pp. 507–596, Duke Math. J., vol. 78, 1995, pp. 531–676 with Hsu, Griffiths:
Toward a Geometry of Differential Equations, in: Geometry, Topology & Physics, Conf. Proc. Lecture Notes Geom. Topology, VI, International Press, Cambridge, MA, 1995, pp. 1-76
Bryant and David Morrison are the editors of vol. 4 of the
Selected Works of Phillip Griffiths.
References [ edit ]
^ "Biography: Robert Bryant". MSRI. 2008.
^ Rosenberg, Harold (2002), "Bryant surfaces", The global theory of minimal surfaces in flat spaces (Martina Franca, 1999), Lecture Notes in Math. 1775, Berlin: Springer, pp. 67–111, doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-45609-4_3, MR 1901614 .
^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.
^ Olver, Peter J. (2005). "Review: . Exterior differential systems and Euler-Lagrange partial differential equations, by R. L. Bryant, P. A Griffiths, and D. A. Grossman" Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 42 (3): 407–412.
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