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educator , Mathematician

Martin Schechter, American Mathematician, educator. Achievements include new results and theorems concerning boundary value problems for partial differential equations; operators on Banach and Hilbert spaces; spectral theory of partial differential operators;nonlinear functional analysis, critical point theory.

Background

Schechter, Martin was born on March 10, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joshua and Rose (Shames) Schechter.

Education

Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1953; Master of Science, New York University, 1955; Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1957.

Career

He is a professor at the University of California, Irvine. Schechter did his undergraduate studies at the City University of New York. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1957 from New York University (NYU) with Louis Nirenberg and Lipman Bers as thesis advisors.

His dissertation was entitled On estimating partial differential operator in the L2-norm. He taught at NYU from 1957 to 1966, and at Yeshiva University from 1966 to 1983, before moving to UC Irvine. He is the author of the textbook Principles of Functional Analysis (Academic Press, 1971.

2nd ed, AMS, 2002).

Achievements

  • Achievements include new results and theorems concerning boundary value problems for partial differential equations. Operators on Banach and Hilbert spaces. Spectral theory of partial differential operators;nonlinear functional analysis, critical point theory.

Connections

Married Naomi Deborah Kirzner, December 23, 1957. Children: Sharon Libby, Arthur Irving, Isaac David, Raphael Morris.

father:
Joshua Schechter

mother:
Rose (Shames) Schechter

spouse:
Naomi Deborah Kirzner

children:
Sharon Libby Schechter

Arthur Irving Schechter

Isaac David Schechter

Raphael Morris Schechter