Franco Brezzi will be visiting the SRI Uncertainty Quantification Center during the period Apr. 24 - May. 1, 2014.
Franco Brezzi has been professor of Mathematics at the Politecnico di Torino (1975-1977) at the University of Pavia (1977-2006) and at the “Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS)” from 2006 to now.
He has been Director of the IMATI-CNR (formerly Institute of Numerical Analysis) from 1992 to 2012, and President of Italian Mathematical Union from 2006 to 2012.
Presently he is Vice President of the European Mathematical Society.
He is a member of the Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Milano), of the Accademia Nazonale dei Lincei (Roma) and of the European Academy of Sciences. He received the Gauss-Newton Medal from IACM in 2004, and the Von Neumann Award from SIAM in 2009.
His scientific interests are mainly in Scientific Computing, and mostly in Numerical Analysis of PDEs for various applications. Recently he has been working on more methodological aspects, as Discontinuous Galerkin methods, Co-chain discretizations of differential forms and Virtual Element Methods.