J. Moser
J. Moser
Jürgen K. Moser, (1928 - 1999)
Mini Biography
  • Born, July 4, 1928 in Königsberg, now Kaliningrad (the town is known to Mathematicians from the "Königsberg problem" and to philosophers because Kant has taught there at the University).
  • 1947, arrival in Göttingen, from Königsberg (East Prussia) who was then occupied by Russia. Moser's trip was dangerous, under gun fire (see the book C. Reid: Courant in Göttingen und New York).
  • 1952, PhD at the University of Göttingen under F. Rellich's (1906-1955) direction.
  • 1953, emigration to United states with a Fulbright fellowship.
  • Moser, who became a U.S. citizen, was a research associate at the New York University in 1957 when he left to become visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . He returned to New York University in 1960, becoming a professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
  • 1962, Twist theorem, a pillar in KAM theory. Kolmogorov and Arnold were met by Moser during a trip to the Soviet Union.
    Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser, KAM
  • 1967-1970 he was director at the Courant Institute in New York. He remained a professor there until 1980.
  • 1980, rebuilds Mathematics Research Institute at ETH , Switzerland's equivalent of MIT . He served as director of its Research Institute for Mathematics until 1995.
  • 1982, Georg Cantor Medaille
  • 1994/1995, Wolf Prize: "For his fundamental work on stability in Hamiltonian mechanics and his profound and influential contributions to nonlinear differential equations."
  • From 1983-86, he was president of the International Mathematical Union.
  • December 17, 1999, "Time Magazine Dec. 31 1999: "Died. Juergen Moser, 71, renowned mathematician who advanced scientists' understanding of how the solar system works and aided the development of particle accelerators; of cancer; in Zürich."
  • The New York Times, December 21, 1999
  • Obtuary in the Aftonbladet (Sweden)
  • F. Diacu and P. Holmes, "Celestial encounters", also photo.
  • R.Abraham, J. Marsden, "Foundations of Mechanics", Benjamin, 1982, Also photo source.
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