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Roger Meyer Temam
Born 19 May 1940(1940-05-19)
Nationality French
Fields Applied Mathematics
Institutions Université Paris-Sud (Orsay)
Indiana University
Alma mater Université de Paris
Doctoral advisor Jacques-Louis Lions
Known for Navier-Stokes Equations

Roger Meyer Temam (born 19 May 1940) is a College Professor of mathematics at The Indiana University, Bloomington. According to Mathematics Genealogy Project, (in the beginning of 2009) Temam has supervised 103 Ph.D. thesis; this is the highest number Ph.D. thesis supervised by an individual in the field of mathematics. He has a total of 281 mathematical descendants.[1][2] He is known for his contribution to the theory of Navier–Stokes equations.



Temam was advised by Jacques-Louis Lions at the Université de Paris. He finished his dissertation in 1967. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences on December 11, 2007 (while at Indiana University).[3] From 1967 to 2003, Temam held a professorship at Université Paris-Sud (Orsay).


In the mid-1980s, Temam came to Indiana University to work with Ciprian Foias. Indiana made him a "a very nice offer."[2] He taught at both Indiana and in France for some time. While at Indiana, Temam served as the director of the Institute for Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics at IU.[4]


  • R. Temam, Navier-Stokes Equations: Theory and Numerical Analysis, American Mathematical Society (2001). ISBN 0821827375
  • R. Temam, Infinite Dimensonal Dynamical Systems in Mechanics and Physics, 2nd ed., Springer (1997). ISBN 038794866X
  • C. Foias, Manley, O., Rosa, R., and Temam, R., Navier-Stokes Equations and Turbulence, Cambridge University Press (2001). ISBN 0521360323
  • I. Ekeland and Témam, R., Convex Analysis and Variational Problems, Society for Industrial Mathematics (1987). ISBN 0898714508
  • R. Temam and Miranville, A., Mathematical Modeling in Continuum Mechanics, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press (2005). ISBN 0521617235
  • P. Constantin, Foias, C., Nicolaenko, B., and Temam, R., Integral Manifolds and Inertial Manifolds for Dissipative Partial Differential Equations, Springer-Verlag, Applies Mathematical Sciences Series, Vol.70 (1988)

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