Personal Data:

  • Studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1973-74.
  • Studied Mathematics at the University of Gottingen, Germany, 1975-82.
  • Diplomprufung in Mathematics, University of Gottingen, Germany, 1979. Second fields Physics and Probability/Statisctis.
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Gottingen, Germany, 1982.
  • Habilitation at the University of Gottingen, 1990.

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, University of Gottingen (1991).
  • Associate Professor (Lektor) at IMFUFA, Roskilde University, Denmark (1991).
  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University (1993). Tenure, Spring 1994.
  • Full Professor, Louisiana State University (1996).

Research Interest:

  • Lie groups and their representations
  • Harmonic analysis on Lie groups and homogeneous spaces
  • Integral transforms and their applications. In particular the Radon and wavelet transforms
  • Invariant differential operators
  • Harmonic analyis and its relation to physics. Reflection positivity and quantum field theory

Teaching Interest:

  • Harmonic Analysis, Lie Groups and their Representations
  • Applied Harmonic Analysis and wavelets
  • Real Analysis and Calculus
  • Differential Equations


  • 1993: Award from the University of Roskilde for special eforts during the year 1992.
  • 1998: Invited to give 5 lectures as Distinguished Visitor at the Department of Mathematics, The University of Iowa, February 1998. $ 1,500.-
  • 1998: Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, for Superior Instruction of Freshman Students in the Fall of 1998.
  • LSU Distinguished Faculty Award 2000.



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