Raymond O. Wells Jr.

Raymond O'Neil Wells Jr. (born 1940), "Ronny", is an American mathematician, working in complex analysis in several variables[1] as well as wavelets.

Wells received his BA from Rice University in 1962 and his Ph.D. in 1965 from New York University under the supervision of Lipman Bers (On the local holomorphic hull of a real submanifold in several complex variables).[2] He was Professor of Mathematics at Rice University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Mathematics. After becoming Professor Emeritus from Rice, he co-founded the Jacobs University Bremen. He was Professor of Mathematics and Vice-President of External Affairs.

He has written books on twistors, wavelets, and analysis on complex manifolds.

In 1970–71 and 1979–80, he was at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

From 1974 to 1975 he was a Guggenheim Fellow and received the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award. He was editor of the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[3]



  1. Wells Jr., R. O. (1979). "Complex manifolds and mathematical physics". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 1: 296–336. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1979-14596-8.
  2. Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-11-25.
  4. Hunacek, Mark (12 February 2018). "Review of Differential and Complex Geometry: Origins, Abstractions and Embeddings by Raymond O. Wells, Jr". MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America.
  5. Gouvêa, Fernando Q. (25 March 2008). "Review of Differential Analysis on Complex Manifolds by Raymond O. Wells, Jr". MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America.
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