Harold S. Shapiro

Mathematician, Person

1928 –

66

Who is Harold S. Shapiro?

Harold Seymour Shapiro is a professor emeritus of mathematics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, best known for inventing the so-called Shapiro polynomials and for pioneering work on quadrature domains. His main research areas have been approximation theory, complex analysis, functional analysis, and partial differential equations. He is also interested in the pedagogy of problem-solving.

Shapiro received his Ph.D. in 1952 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the father of cosmologist Max Tegmark, a graduate of the Royal Institute of Technology and now a professor at MIT.

He earned a B.Sc. from the City College of New York in 1949 and earned his M.S. degree from MIT in 1951.

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Born
1928
Also known as
  • Harold Shapiro
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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on July 23, 2013

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