Lawrence C. Evans

Lawrence Craig Evans (born November 1, 1949) is an American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. with thesis advisor Michael G. Crandall at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1975.

Lawrence C. Evans
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Lawrence Craig Evans
(photo by George Bergman)
Born (1949-11-01) November 1, 1949 (age 69)
Alma mater
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorMichael G. Crandall
Doctoral studentsSuzanne Lenhart

His research is in the field of nonlinear partial differential equations, primarily elliptic equations. In 2004, he shared the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research with Nicolai V. Krylov for their proofs, found independently, that solutions of concave, fully nonlinear, uniformly elliptic equations are . Evans also made significant contributions to the development of the theory of viscosity solutions of nonlinear equations, to the understanding of the Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman equation arising in stochastic optimal control theory, and to the theory of harmonic maps. He is also well known as the author of the textbook Partial Differential Equations,[1] which is currently the standard introduction to the theory at the graduate level.

In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2] In 2014, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.[3] Evans is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.[4]


  1. ^ Rauch, Jeffrey (2000). "Review: Partial Differential Equations, by L. C. Evans". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 37 (3): 363–367. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-00-00868-5.
  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-12-02.
  3. ^ National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected Archived 2015-08-18 at the Wayback Machine, National Academy of Sciences, April 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "List of ISI highly cited researchers".

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