Sergiu Klainerman, Ph.D.

Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

Klainerman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Bucharest in Romania and his Ph.D. from New York University. He was a Miller fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1978 to 1980 and returned to NYU in 1980, where he went through the ranks from assistant professor to full professor. In 1987, Klainerman joined Princeton University’s mathematics department, where he is currently the Higgins Professor of Mathematics. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the American Mathematical Society’s Bocher Prize and the Leconte Prize of the French Academy of Sciences. Klainerman is an editor for journals such as the Annals of Mathematics and the Annals of PDE.  He is a PDE analyst with a strong interest in general relativity. His current research deals with the mathematical theory of black holes more precisely on their rigidity and stability. Klainerman is also interested in the dynamic formation of trapped surfaces and singularities.

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