Gunther Uhlmann

Gunther Uhlmann
Associate Researchers • Distinguished Associate Researchers
PhD in Mathematics, M.I.T. (1976)
Institution: Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, USA
Academic hierarchy: Profesor Titular
Research interests:
Inverse Problems and Imaging, Partial Differential Equations, Microlocal Analysis, Scattering Theory.
gunther (at) math (dot) washington (dot) edu
Uhlmann studied mathematics as an undergraduate at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, gaining his Licenciatura degree in 1973. He continued his studies at MIT where he received a PhD in 1976. He held postdoctoral positions at MIT, Harvard and NYU, including a Courant Instructorship at the Courant Institute in 1977–1978. In 1980, he became Assistant Professor at MIT and then moved in 1985 to the University of Washington. He has been the Walker Family Professor at the University of Washington since 2006. Since 2010 he has been on leave at the University of California, Irvine, as the Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair.

Uhlmann has received several honors for his research including a Sloan Fellowship in 1984 and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2001. In 2001 he was elected a Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics since 2004. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and a SIAM Fellow[1] in 2010. He was an Invited Speaker at ICM[2] in Berlin in 1998 and a Plenary Speaker at International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Zurich in 2007. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher[3] by ISI in 2004. He was awarded the Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2011 and the Kleinman Prize[4] also in 2011. Uhlmann delivered the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Einstein Lecture in 2012.[5] He was awarded the Fondation Math'ematiques de Paris Research Chair for 2012–2013.[6] He was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2012.
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