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Louis Nirenberg
Nirenberg in 1975
Born28 February 1925(1925-02-28)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died26 January 2020(2020-01-26) (aged 94)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
CitizenshipCanadian, American
InstitutionsNew York University
Alma materMcGill University,
New York University
Doctoral advisorJames Stoker
Doctoral studentsDjairo Guedes de Figueiredo (pt)
Sergiu Klainerman
Martin Schechter (de)
Known forPartial differential equations
Gagliardo–Nirenberg interpolation inequality
Gagliardo–Nirenberg–Sobolev inequality
Bounded mean oscillation (John–Nirenberg space)
Notable awardsBôcher Memorial Prize (1959)
Crafoord Prize (1982)
Steele Prize (1994, 2014)
National Medal of Science (1995)
Chern Medal (2010)
Abel Prize (2015)

Louis Nirenberg (28 February 1925 – 26 January 2020) was a Canadian American mathematician. He was thought to be one of the outstanding analysts of the twentieth century.[1] He made fundamental contributions to linear and nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) and their application to complex analysis and geometry. In 2015, he won the Abel Prize.

Nirenberg died at a Manhattan hospital on 26 January 2020 at the age of 94.[2]


  1. Allyn Jackson (March 2002). "Interview with Louis Nirenberg". Notes of the AMS 49 (4): 441-449. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  2. Morto il grande matematico Louis Nirenberg (in Italian)

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