Nolan Wallach

Nolan Russell Wallach (born 3 August 1940) is a mathematician known for work in the representation theory of reductive algebraic groups. He is the author of the 2-volume treatise Real Reductive Groups.[1]

Nolan Russell Wallach
BornAugust 3, 1940
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Alma materWashington University, Saint Louis
AwardsAlfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
Scientific career

Education and career

Wallach did his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1962.[2] He earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1966, under the supervision of Jun-Ichi Hano.[2][3]

He became an instructor and then lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. At Rutgers University he became in 1969 an assistant professor, in 1970 an associate professor, in 1972 a full professor, and in 1986 the Hermann Weyl Professor of Mathematics. In 1989 he became a professor at the University of California, San Diego, where he is now a professor emeritus. From 1997 to 2003 he was an associate editor of the Annals of Mathematics and from 1996 to 1998 an associate editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.

Wallach was a Sloan Fellow from 1972 to 1974. In 1978 he was an Invited Speaker with talk The spectrum of compact quotients of semisimple Lie groups[4] at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki. He was elected in 2004 a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2012 a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2][5] His doctoral students include AMS Fellow Alvany Rocha.[3] He has supervised more than 18 Ph.D. theses.[3] Besides representation theory, Wallach has also published more than 150 papers in the fields of algebraic geometry, combinatorics, differential equations, harmonic analysis, number theory, quantum information theory, Riemannian geometry, and ring theory.[6]

Selected publications


  • with Michel Cahen: Lorentzian symmetric spaces, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., vol. 76, no. 3, 1970, pp. 585–591. MR0267500 doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1970-12448-X
  • with M. do Carmo: Minimal immersions of spheres into spheres, Annals of Mathematics, vol. 93, 1971, pp. 43–62. JSTOR 1970752
  • Compact homogeneous Riemannian manifolds with strictly positive curvature, Annals of Mathematics, vol. 96, 1972, pp. 277–295. doi:10.2307/1970789
  • with S. Aloff: An infinite number of distinct 7-manifolds admitting positively curved Riemannian structures, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., vol. 81, 1975, pp. 93–97 MR0370624 doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1975-13649-4
  • with D. DeGeorge: Limit formulas for multiplicities in L2 \G), Annals of Mathematics, vol. 107, 1978, pp. 133–150. doi:10.2307/1971140
  • with Roe Goodman: Classical and quantum mechanical systems of Toda lattice type, 3 Parts, Comm. Math. Phys., Part I, vol. 83, 1982, pp. 355–386, MR0649809 doi:10.1007/BF01213608; Part II, vol. 94, 1984, pp. 177–217, MR0761793 doi:10.1007/BF01209301; Part III, vol. 105, 1986, pp. 473–509, MR0848652 doi:10.1007/BF01205939
  • with A. Rocha-Caridi: Characters of irreducible representations of the Lie algebra of vector fields on the circle, Invent. Math., vol. 72, 1983, pp. 57–75 doi:10.1007/BF01389129
  • with A. Rocha-Caridi: Highest weight modules over graded Lie algebras: resolutions, filtrations and character formulas, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 277, 1983, pp. 133–162 MR690045 doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1983-0690045-3
  • with T. Enright, R. Howe: A classification of unitary highest weight modules, in: Representation theory of reductive groups (Park City, Utah 1982), Progress in Mathematics 40, Birkhäuser 1983, pp. 97–143 doi:10.1007/978-1-4684-6730-7_7
  • with A. Rocha-Caridi: Characters of irreducible representations of the Virasoro-Algebra, Mathematische Zeitschrift, vol. 185, 1984, pp. 1–21
  • Invariant differential operators on a reductive Lie algebra and Weyl group representations, J. Amer. Math. Soc., vol. 6, no. 4, 1993, pp. 779–816. doi:10.2307/2152740
  • Quantum computing and entanglement for mathematicians, in: Representation theory and complex analysis, pp. 345–376, Lecture Notes in Math. No. 1931, Springer 2008 doi:10.1007/978-3-540-76892-0_6
  • with G. Gour: Classification of multipartite entanglement of all finite dimensionality, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 111, 2013, 060502 doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.060502



  1. Collingwood, David H. (1990), "Review: Nolan R. Wallach, Real reductive groups. I", Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (N.S.), 22 (1): 183–198, doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1990-15876-8.
  2. UCSD Mathematics Profile: Nolan Wallach Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2013-09-01.
  3. Nolan Wallach at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. Wallach, Nolan R. "The spectrum of compact quotients of semisimple Lie groups." In Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians (Helsinki, 1978 (Helsinki), pp. 715–719 (Acad. Sci. Fennica, 1980), MR562677 (81f: 22021). 1980.
  5. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.
  6. Howe, Roger; Hunziker, Markus; Willenbring, Jeb F., eds. (2014). Symmetry: Representation theory and its applications. In Honor of Nolan R. Wallach. Birkhäuser.
  7. Marsden, Jerrold E.; Weinstein, Alan (1979). "Review of Geometric asymptotics by Victor Guillemin and Shlomo Sternberg and Symplectic geometry and Fourier analysis by Nolan R. Wallach" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 1 (3): 545–553. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1979-14617-2.
  8. Collingwood, David H. (1990). "Review: Real reductive groups I by Nolan R. Wallach" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 22 (1): 183–188. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1990-15876-8.
  9. Trombi, Peter (1994). "Review: Real reductive groups II by Nolan R. Wallach" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 30 (1): 157–158. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1994-00454-9.
  10. Towber, Jacob (1999). "Review: Representations and invariants of the classical groups by Roe Goodman and Nolan R. Wallach" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 36 (4): 533–538. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-99-00795-8.
  11. Berg, Michael (21 August 2009). "Review: Symmetry, Representations, and Invariants by Roe Goodman and Nolan R. Wallach". MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America.


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