# James Serrin

**James Burton Serrin** (1 November 1926, Chicago, Illinois – 23 August 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American mathematician, and a professor at University of Minnesota.^{[1]}

James Serrin | |
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Born | Chicago, Illinois | November 1, 1926

Died | August 23, 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota | (aged 85)

Alma mater | Indiana University |

Known for | continuum mechanics, non-linear analysis, partial differential equations |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematician |

Institutions | University of Minnesota |

Doctoral advisor | David Gilbarg |

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## LifeEdit

He received his doctorate from Indiana University in 1951 under the supervision of David Gilbarg.^{[2]} From 1954 till 1995 he was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.^{[2]}^{[3]}^{[4]}

## WorkEdit

He is known for his contributions to continuum mechanics, nonlinear analysis,^{[5]} and partial differential equations.^{[6]}^{[7]}^{[8]}

## Awards and honorsEdit

He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1980.

## Selected worksEdit

- Serrin, James (1959), "Mathematical principles of classical fluid mechanics", in Flügge, Siegfried; Truesdell, Clifford A.,
*Fluid Dynamics I/Strömungsmechanik I*, Handbuch der Physik (Encyclopedia of Physics), VIII/1, Berlin–Heidelberg–New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 125–263., doi:10.1007/978-3-642-45914-6_2, MR 0108116, Zbl 0102.40503. - Serrin, James (1959b), "On the Uniqueness of Compressible Fluid Motions",
*Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis*,**3**(1): 271–288, doi:10.1007/BF00284180, ISSN 0003-9527, MR 0106646, Zbl 0089.19103. - Serrin, James (1963), "The initial Value problem for the Navier-Stokes equations", in Langer, Rudolph E.,
*Nonlinear problems. Proceedings of a symposium conducted by the Mathematics Research Center, United States Army, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 30-May 2, 1962.*, Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 69–98, MR 0150444, Zbl 0115.08502.

## ReferencesEdit

**^**"James B. Serrin Obituary: View James Serrin's Obituary by Star Tribune". Legacy.com. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-12-09.- ^
^{a}^{b}James Serrin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project **^**P. Pucci, "An Appreciation of James Serrin", in Buttazzo, Giuseppe; Serrin, J. (1998).*Nonlinear analysis and continuum mechanics: papers for the 65th birthday of James Serrin*. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 0-387-98296-5.**^**O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "James Burton Serrin",*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*, University of St Andrews.**^**Serrin, J. (1964). "Local behavior of solutions of quasi-linear equations".*Acta Mathematica*.**111**: 247–302. doi:10.1007/BF02391014.**^**"Homepage of James Serrin". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-01-31.**^**Serrin, J. (1971). "A symmetry problem in potential theory".*Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis*.**43**(4). doi:10.1007/BF00250468.**^**Serrin, J. (1962). "On the interior regularity of weak solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations".*Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis*.**9**. doi:10.1007/BF00253344.