David R. Larson, PhD

Title: Mathematics Educator and Researcher
Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas, United States

David R. Larson, PhD, Mathematics Educator and Researcher at Texas A&M University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theoretical algebras.

Dr. Larson is a career educator and mathematician best known for his work in solving the Ringrose Conjecture, a key theoretical problem in nest and c* algebras. A precocious student with a gift for math and science, Dr. Larson’s childhood dream was to become a professor. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in 1965 and spent four years as a mathematician for the United States Air Force before pursuing postgraduate study at the University of California. Dr. Larson was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics in 1976 and accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Nebraska.

It was during his time at the University of Nebraska that Dr. Larson began the research that led him to a solution for the Ringrose Conjecture, which had been unresolved for at least 20 years. He considers reaching its solution, particularly as an early-career academic, to have been the highlight of his work and the inspiration for much of his continuing research in wavelet, frame, and single operator theory and nonlinear algebras. Dr. Larson was a visiting scholar at the University of Leeds and the University of Pennsylvania and is an elected Fellow of the American Math Society. Extensively published, he has contributed to journals including the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Annals of Mathematics, and the Journal of Functional Analysis, and is an associate editor of the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Since 1987, Dr. Larson has been a professor of mathematics at Texas A&M University, where he continues to influence the direction of theoretical mathematics through his own research and his work with doctoral candidates in the school’s Department of Mathematics. Dr. Larson has been previously featured in the 1st Edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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