Jürgen K. Moser, (1928 - 1999)
- Born, July 4, 1928 in Königsberg, now
Kaliningrad (the town is
known to Mathematicians from the "Königsberg problem"
and to philosophers because Kant has taught there at the University).
- 1947, arrival in Göttingen, from Königsberg (East Prussia)
who was then occupied by Russia. Moser's trip was dangerous, under
gun fire (see the book C. Reid: Courant in Göttingen und
- 1952, PhD at the
University of Göttingen under
F. Rellich's (1906-1955) direction.
- 1953, emigration to United states with a Fulbright fellowship.
- Moser, who became a U.S. citizen, was a research associate at the
New York University
in 1957 when he left to become visiting professor
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology . He returned to New York
University in 1960, becoming a professor at the
of Mathematical Sciences.
1962, Twist theorem, a pillar in KAM theory.
Kolmogorov and Arnold
were met by Moser during a trip to the
Soviet Union. ||
- 1967-1970 he was director at the Courant Institute in New York.
He remained a professor there until 1980.
- 1980, rebuilds Mathematics Research Institute at
ETH , Switzerland's
equivalent of MIT .
He served as director of its Research
Institute for Mathematics until 1995.
- 1982, Georg Cantor Medaille
- 1994/1995, Wolf Prize: "For his fundamental work on stability
in Hamiltonian mechanics and his profound and influential
contributions to nonlinear differential equations."
- From 1983-86, he was president of the
- December 17, 1999,
"Time Magazine Dec. 31 1999: "Died. Juergen Moser, 71,
renowned mathematician who advanced scientists' understanding of how the solar
system works and aided the development of particle
accelerators; of cancer; in Zürich."