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Leon Simon

Professor Leon Simon FRS


Elected: 2003


Leon Simon is renowned for his research achievements in minimal surfaces and related geometric analysis. Amongst his most famous discoveries are the submanifold Sobolev inequalities, with James H. Michael, boundary regularity for the Plateau problem (with Robert Hardt) and his profound and thorough analysis of singularities of minimal surfaces and harmonic maps, for which he won the Bôcher Memorial Prize of the American Mathematical Society in 1994.