Umberto Mosco
Umberto Mosco
Office Location
Stratton Hall 307
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5074
Umberto Mosco
Harold J Gay Chair Professor
Education: 
BS Mathematical Sciences University of Rome, Italy 1959
BS Physics University of Rome, Italy 1961
PhD Physics Italy 1967
Being part of WPI is an enriching professional experience. Our students are motivated and work hard. I adjust my teaching to their background. By focusing on basics, and keeping the matter simple, students respond with accrued concentration and interest. For many, learning develops into investigation, and eventually, into research via an independent study, a project, a dissertation, and resulting, possibly, with a publication. My research utilizes applied analysis, focusing on the study of partial differential equations with singularities. Several bodies and surfaces, when observed at the increasingly high resolution made possible by the new experimental devices, reveal an irregular structure, possibly of fractal nature. These irregular structures behave as singularities when they interact with the surrounding medium. We study the singular equations that describe such interactions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are involved in this research, which is a rewarding experience for both students and me.
Office Location
Stratton Hall 307
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5074
Professional Highlights & Honors: 
Marconi Lecture
2004
Royal Academy of Science, Stockholm, Sweden
International Conference in honor of Umberto Mosco
2009
University of Roma “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy
Plenary Lecture
2009
AMS Spring Eastern Section Meeting, Worcester, MA
Lester J. Senechal Lecture
2010
Mount Holyoke College
Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung Preistraeger
Member of the Accademia Nazionale Delle Scienze Detta Dei XL, Rome, Italy