Ph.D., Stanford University, 1977
Dr. Richard Schoen received his PhD from Stanford University in 1977. He held positions at the Courant Institute, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego before returning to Stanford as Professor in 1987 where he remained until 2014. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and the Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair at UC, Irvine. Dr. Schoen works in differential geometry and partial differential equations. His research interests include geometric variational problems and general relativity.
In 1983 he was an invited speaker at the International Congress in Warsaw. In 1986 he was a plenary speaker at the International Congress in Berkeley, and in 2010 he was a plenary speaker at the International Congress in Hyderabad. He has been the recipient of Sloan and Guggenheim Fellowships and from 1983 to 1988 he held a MacArthur Fellowship. In 1989 Dr. Schoen was awarded the Bôcher Prize by the American Mathematical Society for his resolution of the Yamabe problem of differential geometry.
Dr. Schoen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications and on the Fachbeirat of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitation in Golm, Germany. Dr. Schoen also serves on several editorial boards.