Michael Viscardi

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Michael Viscardi
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Born (1989-02-22) February 22, 1989 (age 28)
Plano, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater Harvard University
Academic advisors Shing-Tung Yau
Joe Harris
Known for Siemens Competition winner
Notable awards 2010 Hoopes Prize

Michael Anthony Viscardi (born February 22, 1989 in Plano, Texas) of San Diego, California is a young American mathematician who won the 2005 Siemens Competition and Davidson Fellowship with a mathematical project on the Dirichlet problem, whose applications include describing the flow of heat across a metal surface, winning $100,000 and $50,000 in scholarships, respectively.[1][2] Viscardi's theorem is an expansion of the 19th-century work of Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet.[3] He was also named a finalist with the same project in the Intel Science Talent Search. Viscardi placed Best of Category in Mathematics at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2006. Viscardi also qualified for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad and the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

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Viscardi was homeschooled for high school, supplemented with mathematics classes at the University of California, San Diego.[4][5] He is also a pianist and violinist, and onetime concertmaster of the San Diego Youth Symphony.[5]

Viscardi is a member of the Harvard College class of 2010.[6] He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, receiving a 2010 Thomas T. Hoopes, Class of 1919, Prize, and earning 2011 Morgan Prize honorable mention for his senior thesis "Alternate Compactifications of the Moduli Space of Genus One Maps".[7] He is currently a graduate student at MIT.[8]

Selected publication[edit]

  • ———; Ebenfelt, Peter (2007), "An Explicit Solution to the Dirichlet Problem with Rational Holomorphic Data in Terms of a Riemann Mapping", Computational Methods and Function Theory, 7 (1): 127–140 .


  1. ^ Briggs, Tracey Wong (December 5, 2005), "Problems no problem for Siemens winners", USA Today .
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Juan-Carlos (December 6, 2005), "California teen wins science competition", Seattle Times .
  3. ^ "Teen Updates 19th-Century Mathematical Law", ABC News, December 9, 2005 .
  4. ^ "Homeschooled teen wins top science honor", Associated Press, 2005 
  5. ^ a b "Mathematics Student Wins the Siemens-Westinghouse Competition", FOCUS, Mathematical Association of America, 26 (1), p. 3, January 2006 
  6. ^ Herchel Smith Research Fellows to begin this summer
  7. ^ arXiv:1005.1431
  8. ^ Viscardi's website at MIT

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