William Beckner (mathematician)

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William Beckner
Born (1941-09-15) September 15, 1941 (age 77)
Alma materPrinceton University
University of Missouri (Columbia)
Known forSharp Inequalities
Babenko–Beckner inequality
AwardsSalem Prize (1975)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas, Austin
Princeton University
University of Chicago
Doctoral advisorElias Stein

William Beckner (born September 15, 1941) is an American mathematician, known for his work in harmonic analysis, especially geometric inequalities. He is the Paul V. Montgomery Centennial Memorial Professor in Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin.


Beckner earned his Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in 1963, where he became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He later earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, where his doctoral adviser was Elias Stein. He also completed some postgraduate work in mathematics under adviser A.P. Calderon at the University of Chicago.

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  • Beckner, William (1975). "Inequalities in Fourier Analysis". Annals of Mathematics. 102 (1): 159–182. doi:10.2307/1970980.

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