Jacob Korevaar


Jacob "Jaap" Korevaar (born 25 January 1923) is a Dutch mathematician. He was part of the faculty of the University of California San Diego and University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as the University of Amsterdam (Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics).

Jacob Korevaar
Born (1923-01-25) 25 January 1923 (age 99)
Alma materUniversity of Leiden
AwardsChauvenet Prize (1989)
Lester R. Ford Award (1987)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Amsterdam
University of California San Diego
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Doctoral advisorHendrik Kloosterman

Korevaar became a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1975.[1] He won the 1987 Lester R. Ford Award, and the 1989 Chauvenet Prize, for an essay on Louis de Branges de Bourcia's proof of the Bieberbach conjecture.[2] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[3]

Korevaar is the older brother of the Olympic water polo player Nijs Korevaar.[1]


  1. ^ "Jaap Korevaar". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ Ludwig Bieberbach's Conjecture and Its Proof by Louis de Branges, American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 93, 1986, pp. 505–514 online text
  3. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-07.

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