Daniel Tataru

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Department of Mathematics
University  of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Office: Evans Hall 841
Phone: (510) 643-1284
Email: tataru@math.berkeley.edu


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Biographical Information  

UC Berkeley:
Professor, 2001- present

Northwestern University:
Assistant Professor 1992-1996
Associate Professor 1996-1999
Professor 1999-2001

IAS/Princeton University:
1995-1997 (on leave from Northwestern)

University of Virginia:
Ph.D., 1992.

Universitatea "Al. I Cuza", Iași, Romania:
Diploma in Mathematics (BS), 1990

 Daniel grew up in Piatra Neamţ, Romania.  He had an early interest in mathematics, winning the first prize thrice in the National Mathematics Olympiad in Romania, and twice in the International Mathematics Olympiad.  His undergraduate work was devoted to Hamilton-Jacobi equations in Banach spaces in connection to nonlinear semigroups, with Viorel Barbu as advisor;  for this he was awarded the "Gh. Ţiţeica Prize" from the Romanian Academy of Sciences. His graduate and follow up work is on Carleman estimates and their relation to unique continuation and control theory. Daniel's current interests are centered around the broad area of  nonlinear dispersive equations, with connections to harmonic analysis, geometry, theoretical physics and fluid dynamics.  He is the 2001 recipient of the Bôcher Prize from the American Mathematical Society, a honorary member of the Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics in Bucharest, a 2013 Simons Investigator, and a 2015 recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. He is a fellow of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences since 2014, a member of the European Academy of Science since 2019, and a honorary member of the Romanian Academy since 2014. He is also a Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Iasi, Rromania (2023).   Daniel plays soccer, likes hiking and mountain biking; he is also a passionate bridge player.