George C. Papanicolaou

Robert Grimmett Professor of Mathematics, Stanford

George C. Papanicolaou is Robert Grimmett Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford Unviersity.  In the past he has been interested in waves and diffusion in inhomogeneous or random media and in the mathematical analysis of multi-scale phenomena that arise in their study. Applications come from electromagnetic wave propagation in the atmosphere, underwater sound, waves in the lithosphere, diffusion in porous media, etc. He has studied both linear and nonlinear waves and diffusion, in both direct and inverse problems. He is now working on assessing multiple scattering effects in imaging and communication systems, including time reversal arrays.