Evans Harrell

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School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta GA 30332-0160

email:h a r r e l l (at) math.gatech.edu

Evans Harrell is a Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean Emeritus at Georgia Tech. He studied at Stanford and Princeton, where he wrote a dissertation with Barry Simon. Before coming to Georgia Tech from Johns Hopkins in the 1980s he had a series of postdocs and teaching positions in the US and Europe, and he has held several visiting positions in France since then. While at Georgia Tech he has received a Sloan Fellowship and an Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before serving as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Sciences 2005-2014, he managed the graduate programs of the School of Mathematics.

Harrell does research on the Schrödinger equation, which describes nonrelativistic matter on the atomic scale, and on similar differential equations. His research has focused primarily on semiclassical quantum mechanics and on the effects of geometry on the eigenvalues of differential equations. He has advised eight PhD dissertations and two MS theses, and has written numerous articles with at least thirty-five coauthors.

Some of Harrell's other passions are travel, world cultures, and science-arts partnerships. He has for example participated in numerous scientific events in developing countries, and has helped create science-themed performances at the Atlanta Science Festival and elsewhere with the production company he co-founded for that purpose, Mathematics in Motion. Harrell has two grown children and lives in Atlanta with his wife, a law professor, when not off in some far-flung part of the world, whether for research and education or to do some trekking in the wildernes.

The opinions on this and any of my pages at locations in
      math.gatech.edu/~harrell/     or       mathphysics.com
are my own, or else satirical, or honest errors. They are not
necessarily those of Georgia Tech, although most of them should be.