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Mathematics educator

Konrad Osterwalder, Swiss mathematics educator. Grantee National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation; fellow Sloan Foundation, New York, 1974-1978. Member International Association Mathematics Physics (president 1985-1988).

Background

Osterwalder, Konrad was born on June 3, 1942 in Stettfurt, TG, Switzerland. Son of Theodor and Gretel Marion (Kohn) Osterwalder.

Education

Diploma, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich, Switzerland, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zuerich, Switzerland, 1970.

Career

Assistant Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zuerich, 1965-1970, professor, since 1977, head mathematics department, 1985-1989. Visiting professor Courant Institute New York University, New York City, 1970-1971. Research associate Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1972, assistant professor, 1972-1975, associate professor, 1975-1977.

Rector Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, since 1995. Member visiting committee Harvard University, Cambridge, 1988-1991. President Conference European Schools of Advanced Education and Research, 1998-2000.

With Politecnico di Milano Nucleo di valutazione, since 1999, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, Commission Avale, since 1999. Member University Svizzera Italiana Consiglio, since 2001, Technology University Darmstadt Hochschulrat, since 2001.

Membership

Member International Association Mathematics Physics (president 1985-1988).

Connections

Married Verena Bollag, May 24, 1969. Children: Katrin, Rachel, Reserve.

father:
Theodor Osterwalder

mother:
Gretel Marion (Kohn) Osterwalder

spouse:
Verena Bollag

children:
Katrin Osterwalder

Rachel Osterwalder

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