NationalityCanadian Doctoral advisorArthur Wightman Known forClassical mechanics

RoleMathematician NameJerrold Marsden

BornAugust 17, 1942
Ocean Falls, British Columbia (1942-08-17) FieldsMathematics
Classical mechanics InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Princeton University DiedSeptember 21, 2010, Pasadena, California, United States EducationUniversity of Toronto, Princeton University BooksVector calculus, Elementary Classical Analysis, Basic Complex Analysis, Introduction to mechanic, Basic Multivariable Calculus Similar PeopleRalph Abraham, Alan Weinstein, Vladimir Arnold, Alexandre Chorin, Thomas JR Hughes

Jerrold e marsden

Jerrold Eldon Marsden (August 17, 1942 â€“ September 21, 2010), was an applied mathematician. He was the Carl F. Braun Professor of Engineering and Control & Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. Marsden is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.

Marsden earned his B.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1968. Thereafter, he has worked at various universities and research institutes in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He was one of the founders of the Fields Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and directed it until 1994; at the California Institute of Technology he was the Carl F. Braun Professor of Engineering and Control & Dynamical Systems.

Marsden, together with Alan Weinstein, was one of the world leading authorities in mathematical and theoretical classical mechanics. He has laid much of the foundation for symplectic topology. He had the Marsden-Weinstein quotient named after him.

In 1981, Marsden won the Jeffery-Williams Prize. And in 1990, he received the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, jointly awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Marsden was honoured "for his outstanding contributions to the study of differential equations in mechanics: he proved the existence of chaos in specific classical differential equations; his work on the momentum map, from abstract foundations to detailed applications, has had great impact." He was also awarded the Max Planck Research Award for Mathematics and Computer science in 2000. In 2005, he won the prestigious John von Neumann Lecture, which is awarded by SIAM to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for their effective communication to the community. In 2006 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. In the same year, he also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey.

Books

J. E. Marsden and A. Weinstein, Calculus Unlimited, Benjamin/Cummings (1981).

J. E. Marsden and A. Weinstein, Calculus, I, II, III', 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag (1985).

J. E. Marsden, A. Tromba, and A. Weinstein, Basic Multivariable Calculus, Springer-Verlag (1992).

J. E. Marsden and A. Tromba, Vector Calculus, 5th ed., W. H. Freeman (2003).

J. E. Marsden and M. Hoffman, Elementary Classical Analysis, 2nd ed., W. H. Freeman (1993)

J. E. Marsden and M. Hoffman, Basic Complex Analysis, 3rd ed., W. H. Freeman (1998).

A. J. Chorin and J. E. Marsden, A Mathematical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 3rd ed., Springer-Verlag (1993).

J. E. Marsden, Applications of Global Analysis in Mathematical Physics, Lecture Note Series, UC Berkeley Mathematics (1976).

J. E. Marsden and M. McCracken, The Hopf Bifurcation and Its Applications, Applied Mathematical Sciences, 19 Springer-Verlag (1976).

R. Abraham and J. E. Marsden, Foundations of Mechanics, 2nd ed., Addisonâ€“Wesley (1987).

R. Abraham, J. E. Marsden, and T. S. Ratiu, Manifolds, Tensor Analysis, and Applications, Springer-Verlag (1988).

J. E. Marsden, Lectures on Mechanics, Cambridge University Press (1992). 1st edition, 1989.

J. E. Marsden and T. J. R. Hughes, Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity, Prentice Hall (1983); Reprinted by Dover Publications (1994).

J. E. Marsden and T. S. Ratiu, Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry, Texts in Applied Mathematics, vol. 17, Springer-Verlag (1994).

J. E. Marsden, G. Misiolek, J.-P. Ortega, M. Perlmutter, and T. S. Ratiu, Hamiltonian Reduction by Stages, Springer-Verlag (2007).