Background
Henrici, Peter Karl was born on September 13, 1923 in Basel, Switzerland. Son of Hermann and Erika (Muller) Henrici.
Mathematician university professor
Henrici, Peter Karl was born on September 13, 1923 in Basel, Switzerland. Son of Hermann and Erika (Muller) Henrici.
Degree in Maturity Gymnasium, 1942. Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1948. Diploma in Mathematics, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1951.
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, 1953.
After World War II he transferred to ETH Zürich where he received a diploma in electrical engineering (1948) and a doctorate in mathematics with Eduard Stiefel as his advisor (1952). Moving to the USA\r\nIn 1951 he moved to the United States and worked on a joint contract with American University and the National Bureau of Standards. Then, from 1956 to 1962, he taught at University of California, Los Angeles where he became a professor.
In 1962 he returned to ETH Zürich as a professor, a position he kept for the rest of his life, though he also held a part-time appointment as William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1985. Numerical Analyst\r\nAn internationally recognized numerical analyst, who published 11 books and more than 80 research papers, Henrici was also a gifted pianist and a highly regarded teacher.
He was an editor of a number of scientific journals, including Numerische Mathematik and Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik. In 1962, he was a speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, and in 1978 he gave the SIAM John von Neumann Lecture. Every four years since 1999, the is awarded by ETH Zürich and SIAM for "original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing".
Member American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American, Society Industrial Applied Mathematics, Gesellschaft angew. Mathematics Mech.
Married Eleonore Jacottet Henrici, 1951 (divorced 1972). Children: Christoph, Katherine. Married Marie Louise Kaufmann Henrici, March 1, 1973.
1 child Andreas.