Weinstein graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor's degree in 1964 and received his doctorate in 1967 with Shiing-Shen Chern at the University of California, Berkeley ( The cut locus and conjugate locus of a Riemannian Manifold ). Then he was a Moore instructor at MIT (1967) and 1968/69 at the Institute for Mathematics at the University of Bonn . From 1969 he was an assistant professor in Berkeley, where he has been a full professor of mathematics since 1976. 1978/79 he was visiting professor at Rice University . The Weinstein conjecture comes from him (see contact geometry ). He wrote Weinstein's theorem in symplectic geometry.
With Jerrold Marsden , he developed the reduction theory of mechanical systems with symmetry in the early 1970s. In 1978 he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki ( Eigenvalues of the Laplacian plus a potential ).
- with A. Cannas da Silva: Geometric models of noncommutative algebras. Berkeley Mathematics Lecture Notes, AMS, 1999.
- with S. Bates: Lectures on the geometry of quantization. AMS 1997.
- with Jerrold Marsden , Anthony Tromba: Basic multivariable calculus. Freeman, 1983.
- with Marsden: Calculus 1,2,3. Springer 1985.
- with Marsden: Calculus Unlimited. Benjamin-Cummings 1981.
- American Men and Women of Science , Thomson Gale 2005
- Alan Weinstein in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Weinstein, Alan David (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American mathematician and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 17, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New York City|