Ernst Hairer

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Ernst Hairer
Ernst Hairer.jpg
Born (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 72)
Alma materUniversity of Geneva
ChildrenMartin Hairer
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.


  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.