Carlos Kenig

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Carlos E. Kenig
Born (1953-11-25) November 25, 1953 (age 70)
NationalityArgentine American
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
ThesisHp spaces on Lipschitz domains (1978)
Doctoral advisorAlberto Calderón
Doctoral studentsZhongwei Shen
Kin Ming Hui
Gigliola Staffilani
Panagiota Daskalopoulos

Carlos Eduardo Kenig (born November 25, 1953) is an Argentine-American mathematician and Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago.[1] He is known for his work in harmonic analysis and partial differential equations. He was President of the International Mathematical Union between 2019 and 2022.


Kenig obtained his PhD at the University of Chicago in 1978 under the supervision of Alberto Calderón. Since then, he has held positions at Princeton University and the University of Minnesota before returning to the University of Chicago in 1985. He has done extensive work in elliptic and dispersive partial differential equations. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 2014. His students include Zhongwei Shen, Kin Ming Hui, Gigliola Staffilani and Panagiota Daskalopoulos.

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Kenig was elected President of the International Mathematical Union in July 2018.


  1. ^ "Carlos Kenig". Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  2. ^ Kenig, Carlos E. "Carleman estimates, uniform Sobolev inequalities for second-order differential operators, and unique continuation theorems." In Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, vol. 1, p. 2. 1986.
  3. ^ "Carlos Kenig". Retrieved 2017-08-05.

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