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Tadeusz Iwaniec

Tadeusz Iwaniec

John Raymond French Professor

304F Carnegie Library

    Research Interests

    Main theme of research: nonlinear analysis and geometric function theory. This includes the topics listed below.

    Linear and Nonlinear Elliptic PDEs:
    • Very weak solutions
    • Lp-regularity theory
    • Orlicz-Sobolev type estimates
    • Differential forms
    The Calculus of Variations:
    • Weak convergence methods
    • Jacobian determinants and null Lagrangians
    • Polyconvex and quasiconvex functionals
    • Deformations of Finite Distortion:
    • Functions of one complex variable
    • Quasiregular mappings in Rn and the governing PDEs
    • Topological properties of weakly differentiable mappings between Riemannian manifolds
    • Harmonic Analysis Methods:
    • Singular integrals (sharp estimates)
    • Interpolation and nonlinear commutators
    • Hardy spaces
    • Such general topics intersect modern areas of applied mathematics; nonlinear elasticity, material science, microstructure of crystals and so forth.


    Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Warsaw, 1975

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:
    215 Carnegie Building
    Syracuse, NY 13244-1150

    Fax: (315) 443-1475

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Chancellor's Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction, 2008
    • Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa, University of Helsinki, May 25, 2007
    • 60th Birthday Conference
    • Foreign Member of Polish Academy of Sciences, 2005
    • Polish Scholarship Fund's Pole of the Year, 2003. Post-Standard article about the award, 5/11/03
    • Prix 2001 L'Institut Henri-Poincare Gauthier-Villars for the paper Quasiharmonic Fields
    • William Wasserstrom Prize, College of Arts and Sciences, 2001/2002

    Professor Iwaniec receiving the William Wasserstrom Prize 2001/2002
    William Wasserstrom Prize 2001/2002
    L'Institut Henri-Poincare Medal 1
     L'Institut Henri-Poincare
    L'Institut Henri-Poincare Medal


    Personal Data
    • Tadeusz Iwaniec, US citizen
    • Employed: Department of Mathematics, Syracuse University
    Educational Career
    • Habilitation, 1979, University of Warsaw
    • Ph.D., 1975, University of Warsaw
    • MA (with Distinction), 1971, University of Warsaw
    Academic Positions
    • John Raymond French Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Syracuse University, 1996-present
    • Professor Syracuse University, 1986-1995
    • Visiting Professor, Courant Institute, 1985-1986
    • Visiting Professor, University of Texas, 1984-1985
    • Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, 1983-1984
    • Associate Professor, Polish Academy of Science, 1981-1983
    Selected Presentations
    • 2002 Presentation of "Quasiharmonic Fields", at the Ceremony of Prix 2001, Institut Henri Poincare (Paris)
    • 2002 Plenary address in the Academia dei Lincei (Rome)
    • 1983 Invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Warsaw)
    Graduate Students
    • 2010 Derek Gustafson
    • 2008 Tomasz Adamowicz
    • 2003 (Spring) Uma Subramanian, completed her Ph.D.
    • 2002 (Spring) J.R. Osterrieder, completed his MS
    • 1998 (Fall) A.S. Almannaei, completed his Ph.D.
    • 1998 (Fall) R. DeCampo, completed his Ph.D.
    • 1995 (Fall) L. Budney, completed his Ph.D.
    • 1994 (Spring) Q. Dawood, completed his Ph.D.
    • 1993 (Summer) C. Scott, completed his Ph.D.
    • 1991 (Summer) S. Habre, completed his Ph.D.
    Co-Advising, PhD Students Joint with other Advisors
    • 1994 Bianca Stroffolini (Univ. of Naples) completed her Ph.D.
    • 1993 Luigi Greco (Univ. of Naples) completed his Ph.D.
    • 2000 Anna Verde (Univ. of Naples) completed her Ph.D.
    • 2002 Flavia Giannetti (Univ. of Naples) completed her Ph.D.
    • 2003 Luigi D'Onofrio (Univ. of Naples) completed his Ph.D.
    • 2002 Jani Onninen (Univ. of Jyvaskyla) completed his Ph.D.
    Grants, Awards, Honors
    • N.S.F. 2003-2006 #DMS-0244297. Collaborative Research Grant with: M. Bonk, A. Eremenko, J. Heinonen and S. Rhode
    • N.S.F. 2003-2008 #DMS-0301582
    • N.S.F. 2000-2003 #DMS-0070807
    • N.S.F. 1997-2000 #DMS-9706611
    • N.S.F. 1994-1997 #DMS-9401104
    • N.S.F. 1992-1994 #DMS-9208296
    • N.S.F. 1990-1992 #DMS-9007946
    • N.S.F. 1988-1990 #DMS-8807924
    • Prize of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 1980.
    • Foreign Member of Academia de Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche, Italy 1998-present.
    • Alfred Jurzykowski Award in the Field of Mathematics, New York 1997.
    • William Wasserstrom Prize of The Colleges of Arts and Sciences (Syracuse University 2002) for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
    • Prix 2001 Institut Henri-Poincare Gauthier-Villars (Paris, 2002), for the paper Quasiharmonic Fields, Ann. I.H. Poincare Analyse Nonlinearire (2001), 519-572.
    • Chancellor's Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction 2008
    Six Significant Publications
    • Analytical Foundations of the Theory of Quasiconformal Mappings (with B. Bojarski) Annales Acad. Sci. Fenn. (1982), 257-324.
    • Geometric Functional Theory and Nonlinear Analysis (with G. Martin), monograph, Oxford University Press (2001).
    • Mappings of finite distortion: Monotonicity and continuity (with P. Koskela and J. Onninen), Inventiones Mathematicae, 144 (2001), 504-531.
    • Weak Minima of variational integrals, (with C. Sbordone), Journal Reine Angew. Math. 454(1994) 143-161.
    • Quasiregular mappings in even dimensions, (with G. Martin), Acta Math., 170 (1993), 29-81
    • p-harmonic tensors and quasireguar mappings, Annals of Mathematics, 136 (1992), 589-624
    Five Publications of Recent Study
    • Non-linear Cauchy-Riemann operators in Rn, Trans. AMS, Vol. 354, No 5 (2002), 1961-1995
    • Estimates of the Jacobians by subdeterminants (with F. Giannetti, J. Onninen and A. Verde), Journal of Geometric Analysis, 12 No. 2 (2002), 223-254.
    • The failure of rank-one connections (with G. Verchota and A. Vogel), Arch. Rational Mech. Anal. 163 (2002), 125-169.
    • Quasiharmonic fields (with C. Sbordone), Ann. I.H. Poincare-AN 18, 5 (2001), 519-572
    • Mappings of BMO-bounded distortion (with K. Astala, P. Koskela and G. Martin), Mathematische Annalen 317 (2000), 703-726.
    Recent Preprints are available on arXiv

    Mathematical Associates
    • Ph.D. Advisor: Professor Bogdan Bojarski (Polish Academy of Sciences)