# Peter J. Olver

Peter J. Olver | |
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Born |
January 11, 1952 (age 64) Middlesex, England |

Nationality | American (1967) |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions |
University of Chicago University of Oxford University of Maryland University of Minnesota |

Alma mater |
Brown University Harvard University ^{[1]} |

Doctoral advisor |
Garrett Birkhoff^{[1]} |

Doctoral students |
17 students^{[1]} |

Known for | Symmetry groups of partial differential equations |

**Peter John Olver** is an American mathematician whose primary research interests involve the applications of symmetry and Lie groups to differential equations. He has been a full professor at the University of Minnesota since 1985^{[2]} and is currently head of their mathematics department.^{[3]} In 2003, Olver was one of the top 240 most cited mathematicians in the world.^{[4]}

In 2014, Olver became a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for "*developing new geometric methods for differential equations leading to applications in fluid mechanics, elasticity, quantum mechanics, and image processing*.".^{[5]} In addition, Olver is an elected fellow of the Institute of Physics and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]}^{[6]}

Olver is a prolific author, having written over 200 academic papers as of 2015. Of these, 137 have appeared or will appear in major refereed journals, 46 have appeared in conference proceedings and seven have appeared as appendices and chapters in books.^{[2]}^{[7]} Olver has an Erdős number of three.^{[8]}

## Books

- Olver, P. J. (1986),
*Applications of Lie Groups to Differential Equations*, Springer - Olver, P. J. (1995),
*Equivalence, Invariants and Symmetry*, Cambridge University Press - Olver, P. J. (1999),
*Classical Invariant Theory*, Cambridge University Press - Olver, P. J.; Shakiban, C. (2006),
*Applied Linear Algebra*, Prentice–Hall - Olver, P. J. (2014),
*Introduction to Partial Differential Equations*, Springer

## References

- 1 2 3 Peter Olver at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- 1 2 3 Peter J. Olver. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in:
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(help) - ↑ SIAM. "SIAM Fellows: Class of 2014". Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in:
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(help) - ↑ AMS. "List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society". Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in:
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(help) - ↑ zbMATH. "Olver, Peter J.". Retrieved 2015. Check date values in:
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(help) - ↑ MathSciNet. "Collaboration Distance". Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in:
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