Leon Simon

Leon Simon

Leon Simon

Birth : (1945-07-06)6 July 1945(age 75)

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Name Leon Simon
Birth (1945-07-06)6 July 1945(age 75)
Birth Place (age 75)
Alma Mater University of Adelaide
Fields Geometric measure theory,harmonic maps,partial differential equations
Institution ,University of Adelaide,Flinders University,Australian National University,University of Melbourne,University of Minnesota,ETH Zurich,Stanford University)
Thesis Interior Gradient Bounds for Non-Uniformly Elliptic Equations(1971)
Famous Research Regularity problem forcodimension–1n{\displaystyle n}–dimensionalminimal surfaces
Doctoral Advisor James Henry Michael

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Leon Melvyn Simon (born 1945) is a Leroy P. Steele Prize and Bôcher Prize-winning mathematician.


Leon Simon, born 6 July 1945, received his BSc from the University of Adelaide in 1967, and his PhD in 1971 from the same institution, under the direction of James H. Michael.


He was employed from 1968 to 1971 as a Tutor in Mathematics by the University.


He first came to Stanford in 1973 as Visiting Assistant Professor and was awarded a full professorship in 1986.


In 1983 Simon was awarded the Australian Mathematical Society Medal.


In 1994, he was awarded the Bôcher Memorial Prize.


In May 2003 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.


In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


In 2017 he was awarded the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research.


He published the monograph Theorems on regularity and singularity of energy minimising maps in 1996, based in part on lectures he gave at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich.