This NSF-CBMS conference will feature Prof.
David Colton of University of Delaware
the distinguished lecturer who will deliver ten lectures on Inverse Scattering and Transmission Eigenvalues.
Prof. Colton is known to be an inspiring lecturer and he has given
numerous lectures in the United States and abroad. He has the
talent of making his topics accessible to beginners, motivating the audience,
and attracting new researchers into the field. Prof. Colton, along with
his colleagues Peter Monk and Andreas Kirsch, introduced the topic of transmission eigenvalues into
the field of inverse scattering theory.
Colton received his Ph.D. in mathematics under the
supervision of Arthur Erdélyi in
1967 and his Doctor of Science degree in 1977
both from University of Edinburgh. He has been a professor
of mathematics at University of Delaware since 1978, holding
the title of Unidel Professor since 1996.
arriving at Delaware in 1978, he was a faculty member at
Indiana University during 1967-1975 and he also served as a
professor at University of Strathclyde during 1975-1978.
Prof. Colton's primary research area is scattering and
inverse scattering problems. He is one of the leading senior researchers in the field of
acoustic and electromagnetic scattering and inverse scattering. He is well known for his many publications
including several books. His book co-authored with Prof. R. Kress,
acoustic and electromagnetic scattering theory, now in its third
edition, has been used by many graduate students, post-doctoral associates,
and both beginning and advanced researchers to learn the subject.
Prof. Colton has directed eleven Ph.D.
students and sponsored seven post-doctoral associates. He serves on the
editorial board of the journal Inverse Problems.
He is also in the Advisory Board
of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society and also in the
books series on Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics.
He has 6 published books and over 160 research articles appearing in various journals. He has
given many invited talks in many conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
A recent conference, The International Conference on
Novel Directions in Inverse Scattering, honoring Prof. Colton took place during July 29-August 2, 2013 at University of Delaware.
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