Mark J. Ablowitz

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Mark Ablowitz
Mark Jay Ablowitz

(1945-06-05)June 5, 1945
Alma mater University of Rochester (BS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)
Awards Sloan Research Fellowship [ when? ]
Scientific career
Institutions University of Colorado Boulder
Princeton University
Thesis Non-Linear Dispersive Waves and Multiphase Modes  (1971)
Doctoral advisor David Benney [1]
Doctoral students Rudy Horne [1]

Mark Jay Ablowitz (born June 5, 1945, New York) [2] is a professor in the department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado. He was born in New York City.[ citation needed ]



Ablowitz received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Rochester,[ when? ] and completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics under the supervision of David Benney at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971. [1] [3]

Career and research

Ablowitz was an assistant professor of Mathematics at Clarkson University during 1971–1975 and an associate professor during 1975–1976. He visited the Program in Applied Mathematics founded by Ahmed Cemal Eringen at Princeton University during 1977–1978. He was a professor of Mathematics at Clarkson during 1976-1985 where he became the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 1979. On July 1, 1985, he was appointed as the Dean of Science of Clarkson University and served there until he joined to the department of Applied Mathematics (APPM) at University of Colorado Boulder on June 30, 1989. [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 Mark J. Ablowitz at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. Company, R. R. Bowker (9 September 1992). American men & women of science: a biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological and related sciences. Bowker. ISBN   9780835230759 via Google Books.
  3. Ablowitz, M. J.; Benney, D. J. (1970). "The Evolution of Multi-Phase Modes for Nonlinear Dispersive Waves". Studies in Applied Mathematics. 49 (3): 225–238. doi:10.1002/sapm1970493225. ISSN   0022-2526.
  4. "Background - Mark J. Ablowitz".
  5. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-03.