Alan Weinstein

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Alan Weinstein, 2008
Alan Weinstein in Berkeley , 1985

Alan David Weinstein (born June 17, 1943 in New York City ) is an American mathematician who studies differential geometry , mechanics, and symplectic geometry.

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 ).

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Mathematical Society . From 1971 to 1973 he was a Sloan Research Fellow .

Steven Zelditch is one of his PhD students


  • 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.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. American Men and Women of Science , Thomson Gale 2005
  2. Alan Weinstein in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)Template: MathGenealogyProject / Maintenance / id used