Klainerman elected to French Academy of Sciences
Posted May 21, 2002; 03:43 p.m.
The French Academy of Sciences has elected Princeton professor of mathematics Sergiu Klainerman as a foreign associate. He was elected to the academy's division of physical and applied mathematics.
The academy cited Klainerman for his "spectacular" work in developing a rigorous mathematical theory that provides a counterexample to a conjecture of Einstein's regarding the nature of space and time, as well as for other work in the area of hyperbolic systems.
Klainerman, who received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1978 and came to Princeton in 1987, has previously been honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, the Bocher Prize of the American Mathematical Society and the Le Conte Prize of the French Academy of Sciences.
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