Ernst Hairer

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Ernst Hairer
Hairer at Oberwolfach, 2006
Born (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 74)
Alma materUniversity of Geneva
ChildrenMartin Hairer
AwardsPeter Henrici Prize (2003)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Geneva
Doctoral advisorGerhard Wanner
Doctoral studentsChristian Lubich

Ernst Hairer (born 19 June 1949)[1] is a professor of mathematics at the University of Geneva known for his work in numerical analysis.

His PhD was completed at the University of Innsbruck.[2]

He is the father of the mathematician Martin Hairer, who won the Fields medal in 2014.

Hairer is a member of the editorial boards for the journals Mathematics of Computation[3] and Journal of Scientific Computing.[4]

He wrote, with others, Solving Ordinary Differential Equations (Hairer, Nørsett, Wanner) and L'analyse au fil de l'histoire (Hairer, Wanner).

Awards and honors[edit]

Hairer holds a doctor honoris causa from the University of Lund.[5][6]

In 2003 he was awarded, jointly with Gerhard Wanner, the Peter Henrici Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[7]

In 2009 a conference on scientific computing and differential equations was held in honor of his 60th birthday, at the University of Geneva,[1] and in the same year the 7th International Conference in Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics in Crete was dedicated in his honor.[8]

In 2009–2010 he was John-von-Neumann guest professor at the Technical University of Munich.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Book of abstracts from Conference in honour of E. Hairer's 60th birthday 17–20 June 2009, Univ. of Geneva, retrieved 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ Ernst Hairer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Editorial Board, Mathematics of Computation, American Mathematical Society. Accessed 2011-05-07.
  4. ^ Editorial Board, Journal of Scientific Computing, Springer-Verlag. Accessed 2011-05-07.
  5. ^ Honorary doctorate Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine, The Lundian, vol. 16, no. 116, 2003; p. 4
  6. ^ Ernst Hairer Receives Honorary Doctorate from Lund University, , NA Digest, June 7, 2003 Volume 3, Issue 23.
  7. ^ Close in Spirit to Peter Henrici, SIAM News, December 1, 2003, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Accessed 2011-05-06.
  8. ^ ICNAAM 2009 Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2011-05-06.