Tom M. Apostol (b. 1923 in Helper, Utah) joined the Caltech faculty in 1950 and is now Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. He is internationally known for his textbooks on calculus, analysis, and analytic number theory, which have been translated into five languages, and for creating Project MATHEMATICS!, a series of video programs that bring mathematics to life with computer animation, live action, music, and special effects. The videos captured first-place honors at a dozen international video festivals, and have been translated into Hebrew, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. He is also a coauthor of three textbooks written to accompany the physics telecourse The Mechanical Universe …and Beyond. His complete list of publications contains numerous articles and research papers (fifty of them published since he became Emeritus in 1992), as well as sixty-one books, sixteen videotapes, and nine DVD’s.
Apostol has received several awards for his research and teaching. He was a visiting professor at the University of Patras in Greece in 1978, and was elected a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens in 2001 (where he delivered his inaugural lecture in Greek).