Avner Friedman
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Mathematics

The Ohio State University
(PhD, Hebrew University)

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Office: MW 532
Phone: (614) 292-5795 (direct)
Fax: (614) 247-6643
Email: afriedman@math.ohio-state.edu

Research Area: Research interests include partial differential equations, both general mathematical theory as well as applications to models that arise in the physical and life sciences, in engineering, and in industry. Dr. Friedman is particularly interested in problems in which phase transitions or moving interfaces are present. Other research interests include control theory and stochastic differential equations.

Short Bio: Professor Friedman is a Distinguished University Professor.  He received his PH.D. degree in 1956 from the Hebrew University.  He served as the Director of the Institute for Mathematics and its Application at the University of Minnesota during 1987 – 1999, the Director of the Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics during the year 1994 – 2001, and the Director for Mathematical Biosciences Institute 2002 - 2008.  A few of his honors include membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.