May 12, 1970|
|Alma mater||University of Missouri|
|Fields||Mathematics, Mathematical physics|
|Institutions||RWTH Aachen, University of Vienna|
|Doctoral advisor||Fritz Gesztesy|
Gerald Teschl (born May 12, 1970 in Graz) is an Austrian mathematical physicist and professor of mathematics. He works in the area of mathematical physics; in particular direct and inverse spectral theory with application to completely integrable partial differential equations (soliton equations).
After studying physics at the Graz University of Technology (diploma thesis 1993), he continued with a PhD in mathematics at the University of Missouri. The title of his thesis supervised by Fritz Gesztesy was Spectral Theory for Jacobi Operators (1995). After a postdoctoral position at the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technische Hochschule Aachen (1996/97), he moved to Vienna, where he received his Habilitation at the University of Vienna in May 1998. Since then he has been a professor of mathematics there.
In 1997 he received the Ludwig Boltzmann Prize from the Austrian Physical Society, 1999 the Prize of the Austrian Mathematical Society. In 2006 he was awarded with the prestigious START-Preis by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). In 2011 he became a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).
His most important contributions are to the fields of Sturm-Liouville theory, Jacobi operators and the Toda lattice. He also works in biomathematics, in particular in the novel area of breath gas analysis, and has written a successful undergraduate textbook (Mathematics for Computer Science, in German) with his wife.