Michael C. Reed

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Michael C. Reed
ResidenceDurham, North Carolina
NationalityUnited States American
EducationB.S., Yale
Ph.D., Stanford University
EmployerDuke University

Michael (Mike) Charles Reed is the Bishop-MacDermott Professor of Mathematics at Duke University where he has taught since 1977. Originally best known for his collaboration with Barry Simon on an extensive series of widely adopted graduate texts, Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics (four volumes) published from 1972 to 1978, Reed has since worked predominantly in applications of analysis to biology.

In 2007 a conference [1] Applications of Analysis to Mathematical Biology honored Prof. Reed's sixty-fifth birthday; Prof. Simon was among the invited speakers. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

Reed earned his PhD at Stanford University in 1969, and has supervised 13 doctorates [3] with six additional descendants.

Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics[edit]

Four volumes written with Barry Simon:

  • Vol. I: Functional Analysis, Academic Press, 1972
  • Vol. II: Fourier Analysis, Self-Adjointness, Academic Press, 1975
  • Vol. III: Scattering Theory, Academic Press, 1978
  • Vol. IV: Analysis of Operators, Academic Press, 1977


  1. ^ "Applications of Analysis to Mathematical Biology" (PDF). math.duke.edu.
  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-06-09.
  3. ^ Michael C. Reed at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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