International scientific panel
Member of the International scientific panel, Mathematics
Jean L. Mawhin was born in 1942 in Lambermont, Belgium. He made his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1969 at Université de Liege. He was professor at Université Catholique de Louvain from 1970 to 2008. He was nominated emeritus professor in 2008. He was visiting professor at the universities of Firenze, Michigan, Brown, Brasilia, Utah, Paris VI, Colorado State, Strasbourg, Sherbrooke, Calabria, Colorado (Ulam Chair), CRM Montreal, Roma ”La Sapienza”, Udine, Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, Würzburg (Humboldt Laureate), Rutgers, Torino, Queensland, EHESS, Paris I, Pontificiad Chile, Mediterranea, Messina and Granada.
He was distinguished lecture at CIME (1972, 1991, 2011), NSF-CMBS (Claremont, 1977), John H. Barret (Knoxville, 1982), Geoffrey J. Butler (Edmonton, 1992), Eduard Čech (Praha, 2006) CRM (Montr´eal, 2009), Enriques (Milano, 2011), Lasota (Warsaw, 2012). He has been member of the editorial board of more than twenty journals. He is Chairman of the Belgian National Committee of Mathematics (1996-2000).
On the international level he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Award (Germany, 1990), Bolzano Mathematical Medal (Czech Republic, 2002), Schauder Medal (Poland, 2013), Premio Pythagoras di Crotone (Italy, 2014) and Bernd Aulbach Prize (USA, 2015). He received the “Doctor Honoris Causa” title from the University of Bucarest (2002), Polytechnic University of Bucarest (2006) and University of Granada (2008).
He is member of the Société Royale des Sciences de Liege (Corresponding Fellow, 1981), Academie royale de Belgique (fellow since 1986; president in 2002), Institut Grand-Ducal Luxembourg (Honorary Fellow, 1992), Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Foreign Fellow, 1997), Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombaria” (Corresponding Fellow, 2004).
He is author of more than 400 papers and 10 books or monographs on nonlinear differential equations, nonlinear functional analysis, critical point theory, real analysis, history of mathematics.