William B. Johnson (mathematician)
William Buhmann Johnson (born December 5, 1944) is an American mathematician, one of the namesakes of the Johnson–Lindenstrauss lemma. He is Distinguished Professor and A.G. & M.E. Owen Chair of Mathematics at Texas A&M University. His research specialties include the theory of Banach spaces, nonlinear functional analysis, and probability theory. He was born in Palo Alto, California and raised from an early age in Dallas, Texas.
Johnson graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1966, and earned a doctorate from Iowa State University in 1969 under the supervision of James A. Dyer. After faculty positions at the University of Houston, and Ohio State University, he joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1984.
In 2007, Johnson was awarded the Stefan Banach Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2018 he was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. His doctoral students include Edward Odell.
- Faculty directory listing, Texas A&M Mathematics, retrieved 2013-01-26.
- Faculty web page, retrieved 2013-01-26.
- William Buhmann Johnson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Stefan Banach Medal, Polish Academy of Sciences, retrieved 2013-01-26.
- 2007 Personal News, Texas A&M Mathematics, retrieved 2013-01-26.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-26.
- Johnson, William B. "Some 20+ year old problems about Banach spaces and operators on them" (PDF). Proceedings of the ICM – 2018 Rio de Janeiro. vol. 2. pp. 1669–1686.
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