Umberto Mosco

Harold J. Gay Professors in Mathematics

Umberto Mosco is a world-renowned mathematician who has been at the forefront of mathematical research in analysis for more than 40 years. He joined the WPI faculty in 2005 after nearly 30 years as a full professor at the University of Rome. Some have called Mosco’s publication list a virtual history of the field of nonlinear analysis. He has pub­lished more than 100 papers covering the fields of partial differ­ential equations, convex analysis, control theory, variational problems, homogenization, and, most recently, the analysis of fractals. In addition, the "Mosco-convergence," which he introduced, is now a standard concept in variational calculus textbooks. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award and the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize for Mathematics, Mechanics, and Applications from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He has lectured frequently at universities around the world. He holds a Degree in Mathematics and a Degree in Physics from the University of Rome.

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