Evans
# Griffith Conrad Evans

### Born: 11 May 1887
in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: 8 Dec 1973
in Berkeley, California, USA

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**Evans** studied in Rome with Volterra and at Berlin with Planck. He was appointed to Rice and moved to Berkeley in 1934.
His work dealt with functional analysis, integral equations and the problem of minimal surfaces, the Plateau Problem. It was built on that of Lebesgue, Volterra, Fréchet and Poincaré. Evans also wrote on mathematical economics.

**References (3 books/articles)**

**References elsewhere in this archive:**

G C Evans was the President of the American Mathematical Society in 1939 - 1940. You can see a history of the AMS and a list of AMS presidents.

He was the American Mathematical Society Colloquium Lecturer in 1916. You can see a history of the AMS Colloquium and a list of the lecturers.

JOC/EFR December 1996