Constantine Dafermos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Constantine Dafermos

Greek mathematician

Date of Birth: 26-May-1941

Place of Birth: Athens, Attica Region, Greece

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Constantine Dafermos

  • Constantine Michael Dafermos (Greek: ???sta?t???? ?af??ยต??; born May 26, 1941, Athens) is a Greek-American applied mathematician.
  • He received a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1964) and a Ph.D.
  • in Mechanics from Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Jerald Ericksen (1967).
  • He has been an Assistant Professor at Cornell University (1968-1971) and an Associate Professor (1971-1975) and Professor (1975-) in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.
  • Since 1984, he has been the Alumni-Alumnae University Professor at Brown.In recent years, his research has focused on nonlinear hyperbolic systems of conservation laws whose solutions spontaneously develop singularities propagating as shock waves.
  • In particular, he is studying the interplay between thermodynamics and analysis in the theory of these systems and he is analyzing the fundamental role of entropy as a stabilizing agent. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
  • In 2016 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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