Israel Gelfand Chair
Mathematician at Princeton University (USA), Sergiu Klainerman is best known for his contributions to the study of hyperbolic differential equations and general relativity.
Analyst of partial differential equations, his current research is directed at the mathematical theory of black holes. He also works on the dynamical formation of trapped surfaces and singularities.
MacArthur Award (1991)
Prix Le Conte de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris (1996)
AMS Bocher Prize (1999)
Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2005)