Neil Trudinger

Neil Sidney Trudinger was born in 1942. He attended the University of New England in Australia (B.Sc. in 1962) and Stanford University (Ph.D. in 1966 under supervision of David Gilbarg). He later worked at Courant Institute, Macquarie University, University of Queensland, and since 1973 he is a professor at Australian National University in Canberra.

He is one of the pioneers of nonlinear elliptic equations. Among his most famous achievements are contributions to the Yamabe problem and, together with Xu-Jia Wang, a solution of the Bernstein problem for affine maximal hypersurfaces which had been conjectured by Chern and Calabi. His book "Elliptic partial differential equations of second order", written jointly with David Gilbarg, first published in 1977, is still one of the most popular and cited scientific mathematical monographs.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Society of London. In 2008 he was awarded Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition by the American Mathematical Society. He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid in 2006.