James Serrin

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James Serrin
Born (1926-11-01)November 1, 1926
Chicago, Illinois
Died August 23, 2012(2012-08-23) (aged 85)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater Indiana University
Known for continuum mechanics, non-linear analysis, partial differential equations
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Minnesota
Doctoral advisor David Gilbarg

James Burton Serrin (1 November 1926, Chicago, Illinois – 23 August 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American mathematician, and a professor at University of Minnesota.[1]


He received his doctorate from Indiana University in 1951 under the supervision of David Gilbarg.[2] From 1954 till 1995 he was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.[2][3][4]


He is known for his contributions to continuum mechanics, nonlinear analysis,[5] and partial differential equations.[6][7][8]

Awards and honors[edit]

He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1980.

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "James B. Serrin Obituary: View James Serrin's Obituary by Star Tribune". Legacy.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b James Serrin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ P. Pucci, "An Appreciation of James Serrin", in Buttazzo, Giuseppe; Serrin, J. (1998). Nonlinear analysis and continuum mechanics: papers for the 65th birthday of James Serrin. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 0-387-98296-5. 
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "James Burton Serrin", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews .
  5. ^ Serrin, J. (1964). "Local behavior of solutions of quasi-linear equations". Acta Mathematica. 111: 247–302. doi:10.1007/BF02391014. 
  6. ^ "Homepage of James Serrin". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  7. ^ Serrin, J. (1971). "A symmetry problem in potential theory". Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 43 (4). doi:10.1007/BF00250468. 
  8. ^ Serrin, J. (1962). "On the interior regularity of weak solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations". Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 9. doi:10.1007/BF00253344. 

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