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Bibliography Students 60th  Birthday (Simonfest)
Papers Vitae Mentees 70th Birthday

I.B.M. Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Emeritus

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David Zierler, Director of the Caltech Heritage Project did 14 hours of interviews with Barry with Audio Files on YouTube and a corrected transcript (which is quicker to process) at Caltech's websiteart.gif (1199 bytes)

From the 75th birthday (Zoom) conference:  Video of Vingettes afte the Scientific Talks 

Barry elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences  NAS Press Release Caltech Press Release

Nature Interview with Barry
The mathematician who helped to reshape physics Nature 584 (2020) 20 (Aug 6, 2020) Online Downloadable PDF 

In 2019, Springer published Loewner's Theorem on Matrix Monotone Functions, Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften 354,  2019 [order page]

Barry wins AIP/APS Dannie  Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physcs AIP Announcement APS Full Prize List  Caltech Press Release APS Page of All Winners

AMS Notices Articles in August and September 2016 issues,  Download: Full August (with cover of Barry), Part 1Part 2, or combined   -- IAMP Bulletin Version   Caltech Interview with Barry

Barry wins AMS Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement!  AMS Announcement.  Caltech Press Release. OP-SF Net Announcement. AMS Page of All Winners.   AMS Notices Report on Prize

Barry's 70th birthday conference at Fields Institute (Toronto) and CRM (Montreal) -- August 22-September 1, 2016.  

From the 70th birthday conference:  Video of Banquet Talks  Poems (or approximations thereof) for Barry

In the second half of 2015, the AMS published Barry’s 5 Volume A Comprehensive Course in Analysis all at the same time.  Here is a preview.  Here is the facebook page.  
                                              Here is the order page.  You can download the Ultimate Companion here.  Here is a review from MAA Reviews and from Notices AMS     .

Barry wins Bolyai Prize.  Pictures from the Prize Ceremony.  Barry's acceptance talk   Totik Article on.the prize Hungarain Academy Interview 

Barry wins Poincaré Prize.   Citation  |  Photos  |  Laudatio

For the web page of Barry’s book on convexity, click here.

For the web page of Barry’s book on Szegö’s theorem, click here.

For the web page of Barry’s OPUC book, click here.

For Paul Nevai’s review of Barry’s OPUC book, click here

Corrected and extended 2nd printing of Schrödinger Operators with Application to Quantum Mechanics and Global Geometry by H. Cycon, R. Froese, W. Kirsch, and B. Simon is now available.

Click here for a complete list of B. Simon’s publications with links to MathSciNet and articles.

For Barry’s CV, click here  and for a pdf bibliography, click here

Click here for picture of Barry with Mike Reed (of Reed-Simon) at Reed’s 65th birthday celebration, May 2007.

An historic picture from a conference, circa 1983

For Program, Pictures, Video from SimonFest (held March, 2006), click here.

For picture of Swansea Honorary Fellowship (with Aubrey Truman, taken July 2006), click here.

For pictures from Barry’s Honarary degree cermony in Munich (and  the associated visit to Munich), click here

A picture from the mid-80’s

A.B., Harvard College, 1966
Ph.D. in Physics, Princeton University, 1970
D.Sc.h.c., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1999
Honorary Fellow, University of Wales Swansea, 2006
D.h.c., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, 2014

Named Lectures
Milton Brockett Porter Lectures, Rice University, 2006
Sixth van Winter Memorial Lecture in Mathematical Physics, University of Kentucky, 2006-2007
The Wolfgang Wasow Memorial Lecture, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2007
Sackler Lecture, Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2015
First Lars Ahlfors Lecture, Brigham Young University, 2016
University of Haifa Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics, 2018
Baylor Lectures Series in Mathematics, 2018
Lezioni Leonardesche, Milan, 2018
DeLong Lecture Series, University of Colorado, 2019-2020

Other Honors
1965 Putnam Competition Winner (top six group)
Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1972-76
Medal of International Academy of Atomic and Molecular Science, 1981
Fellow, American Physical Society, 1981
Stampacchia Prize, 1982
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1988-1989
Corresponding Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1990
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005
Poincare Prize, IAMP, 2012
Fellow, American Mathematical Society, 2013 (initial class)
Simons Foundation Fellowship in Matheamtics, 2013
Bolyai Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2015
Steele Prize for Lifetime Acheivment, AMS, 2016
James Madison High School Wall of Distinction, 2016 (previous honorees include Ruth Ginsburg, Bernie Saunders, Chuck Schummer and "Judge" Judy Sheindlin)
Dannie Heineman Prize in Mathematical Physics, AIP/APS, 2018
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2019

B. Simon’s Graduate Students (and some of their theses)

B. Simon’s “Mentees”

Research Interests

Mathematical physics, especially Schrödinger operators and Spectral Theory of Orthogonal Polynomials

Selected Recent Publications

Selected Older Publications

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Barry with a Calculus student’s most powerful weapons 

Non-Caltech Items


Go to the Directory for mailing address, fax and telephone numbers, and e-mail address.

B. Simon’s complete list of publications and co-authors

B. Simon’s papers available from the arXiv.

Click here to get a listing of B. Simon’s papers from the AMS MathSciNet with links to Mathematical Reviews.
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Schedule of mathematical physics seminars at Caltech

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