Luojia Forum-Session 286
2019-04-01 14:40:03

Luojia Forum-Session 286



Wednesday 16:30, Apr 3rd, 2019


Old   library, Cherry Garden, Wuhan University


Professor   Juergen JostMember   of German Academy of the Natural Scientists


What   is Modern Geometry?

Brief Introduction of Professor Juergen Jost


Professor Juergen Jost was born in Muenster, Germany, in 1956. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics at Bonn University in 1980. From 1984-1996, he was Professor of Mathematics at the Ruhr University in Bochum. In 1996, he became a founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Leipzig and an External Member of the Santa Fe Institute for the Sciences of Complexity in the USA. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (the National Academy of Germany), the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, and the Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Leipzig,  a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and he was the founding and chief editor of the Journal of the European Mathematical Society, one of the top mathematical journals in the world.


Professor Jost is a world-renowned mathematician, who has published more than 450 scientific articles, and more than 20 monographs and textbooks, and his works have been cited more than 15000 times. He has supervised more than 50 PhD students. Professor Jost has made many important contributions to several areas of mathematics, like the geometry and analysis on manifolds, minimal submanifolds, harmonic maps and their applications in geometry, geometry of metric spaces, Kaehler geometry, graph theory etc. which have become classical works in those fields. As early as 1986, he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berkeley. In 1993, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most distinguished research award in Germany.


Professor Jost is not only a leading expert in the field of geometric analysis, but also has made important contributions to many other fields, such as Theoretical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Neuroscience, the Theory of Cognition, Network Analysis, Economic and Social Systems, History of Science and Philosophy, and a general theory of Complex Systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. In 2010, he obtained an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, the most prestigious research grant in Europe.