Sergiu Klainerman

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Sergiu Klainerman
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Sergiu Klainerman
Born (1950-05-13) May 13, 1950 (age 65)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Princeton University
Alma mater New York University
Doctoral advisors Fritz John
Louis Nirenberg
Doctoral students Nikolaos Bournaveas
Gustavo Ponce
Notable awards Bôcher Prize (1999)[1]

Sergiu Klainerman (born May 13, 1950) is a mathematician known for his contributions to the study of hyperbolic differential equations and general relativity. He is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Princeton University, a position he held since 1987. From 1980 to 1987 he was a faculty member at New York University.

Klainerman is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (elected 2005),[2] a foreign member of the French Academy of Sciences (elected 2002)[3] and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1996).[4]

He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1991[5] and Guggenheim Fellow in 1997.[6] Klainerman was awarded the Bôcher Memorial Prize by the American Mathematical Society in 1999 "for his contributions to nonlinear hyperbolic equations".[1] He is currently a co-Editor-in-Chief of Publications Mathématiques de l'IHÉS.[7]

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