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William Beckner (mathematician)

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Nationality  American
Fields  Mathematics
Doctoral advisor  Elias M. Stein
Name  William Beckner
Awards  Salem Prize
Role  Mathematician

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Born  September 15, 1941 (age 74) Kirksville, Missouri, USA (1941-09-15)
Institutions  University of Texas, Austin Princeton University University of Chicago
Alma mater  Princeton University University of Missouri (Columbia)
Known for  Sharp Inequalities Babenko–Beckner inequality
Education  University of Missouri, Princeton University

Notable awards  Salem Prize (1975)

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.


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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.

Awards and honors

  • Salem Prize
  • Sloan Fellow
  • Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
  • Selected publications

  • Beckner, William (1975). "Inequalities in Fourier Analysis". Annals of Mathematics. 102 (1): 159–182. doi:10.2307/1970980. 
  • Beckner, William (1993). "Sharp Sobolev inequalities on the sphere and the Moser–Trudinger inequality". Annals of Mathematics. 138: 213–242. doi:10.2307/2946638. 
  • Beckner, William (1995). "Geometric inequalities in Fourier analysis". Essays on Fourier Analysis in Honor of Elias M. Stein. Princeton University Press. pp. 36–68. JSTOR j.ctt7ztk2g. 
  • References

    William Beckner (mathematician) Wikipedia