Person: Simon, Leon Melvyn
Leon Simon is an Australian mathematician who made contributions to geometric measure theory, harmonic maps and partial differential equations.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Following the award of his Ph.D., Simon was appointed as a Lecturer in Mathematics at Flinders University of South Australia for the academic year 1972-73.
- Simon's co-author Richard M Schoen was his first doctoral student and was working on his Ph.D. under Simon's supervision at the time the above paper was written.
- In 1976 Simon returned to Australia being a Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide during the academic year 1976-77, then was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota where he worked for the year 1977-78 before again returning to Australia when appointed as Professor of Mathematics at the University of Melbourne.
- Simon published Lectures on geometric measure theory in 1983.
- In 1986 Simon was appointed Professor in the Mathematics Department at Stanford University.
- In a series of papers over the past ten years, Simon has developed methods for analysing this structure.
- In 1996 Simon published Theorems on regularity and singularity of energy minimizing maps which was based on lectures which he gave while holding a visiting position at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich.
- We have mentioned above some of the honours which Simon has received.
Born 6 July 1945, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive