Jose Escobar,
better known as "CHEPE", was a colombian mathematician that was known for
his contributions in the fields of differential geometry and partial
differential equations.
He participated in academic programs
in Colombia, Brazil and the United States. He completed his mathematical
undergraduate program at Universidad
del Valle, Colombia. He received a scholarship that permitted him to
do a master in science studies in the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics
(IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also had the opportunity to get
a Ph. D in California at Berkeley, where his doctoral thesis received
very good comments from other mathematics specialist.
Chepes doctoral thesis was were a series
of important works began, in which he developed the theory of the existence
of solutions of certain semilineal elliptic equations with nonlinear boundary
conditions.
Jose Escobar wrote more than 30 papers
and books related in the area of mathematics. He also taught at several universities.
On January 30th to February 3rd 2006
the Department of Mathematics at the University del Valle (Cali  Colombia),
hosted an international
conference to honor Professor JOSE FERNANDO ESCOBAR – CHEPE. The topics
were focused on Nonlinear Analysis, Differential Geometry and Partial Differential
Equations.
