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Awards Spotlight: George Em Karniadakis, Kleinman Prize Recipient

George Em Karniadakis was the 2015 recipient of SIAM’s Ralph E. Kleinman Prize, awarded at last year’s International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) in Beijing, China! Read the rest of this entry »

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2016 Class of SIAM Fellows Announced

Members of the community recognized for their outstanding contributions

SIAM Fellows are designated each year to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields. The Fellows Selection Committee selects Fellows based on nominations by SIAM members.

The new Class of Fellows, listed below in alphabetical order, will be honored at the July 12 SIAM Business Meeting during the SIAM Annual Meeting, which is happening July 11-15, 2016 in Boston, MA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nominations Now Open for 2017 JPBM Communications Award

The call for nominations is now open for the 2017 JPBM Communications Award and we want to hear who you would like to recognize. Nominations are due by March 31, 2016 and should be submitted to:

Professor Carla D. Savage
Office of the AMS Secretary
Department of Computer Science
Box 8206
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206 USA
Email AMS Secretary Carla Savage

The JPBM Communications Award is given each year to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to nonmathematical audiences. The $1,000 award is made annually, and both mathematicians and non-mathematicians are eligible. SIAM is proud to be part of the JPBM Communications Award selection committee.

When submitting a nomination, please include biographical information and a short description of the work that is the basis of the nomination.

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Winner Circle: 2016 JPBM Communications Awardees

Science writer Simon Singh and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) are dual recipients of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics’ (JPBM) 2016 Communications Awards. Singh, who is receiving the 2016 JPBM Communications Award for Expository and Popular Books, has authored many texts with mathematical elements. MoMath, a hands-on science center in New York, is receiving the 2016 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach. Read the rest of this entry »

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One More Month: Nominate Your Colleague for a SIAM Prize

It’s that time of year again! Nominations are officially open for the SIAM major prizes and awards, and we want to know who you think should be honored in 2016. These prizes are an opportunity for our community to recognize those in the field making important contributions. So what are you waiting for? Prizes will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16) next summer in Boston. Learn more and send your thoughts our way by November 1.

The John von Neumann Lecture

SIAM’s flagship lecture, awarded annually since 1959 for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematics and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community. SIAM welcomes your suggestions for lecturer. Learn more and submit your suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eitan Tadmor receives Peter Henrici Prize

Eitan Tadmor of the University of Maryland is the recipient of the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize.

The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.

Eitan Tadmor’s scientific achievements have had a significant impact on the theory and computational methods for nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs, including the kinetic formulation of conservation laws, the design of non-oscillatory central schemes, entropy stable schemes, edge detection, and spectral viscosity methods. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize goes to George Em Karniadakis

Brown University’s George Em Karniadakis is the 2015 recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize.

Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Karniadakis is Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. In addition to his affiliation at Brown, Karniadakis is also a research scientist at MIT’s Department of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of SIAM, the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associated Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Linda J. S. Allen awarded AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is awarded to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

This year, that honor goes to Linda J. S. Allen of Texas Tech University.

Allen is being recognized for outstanding contributions in ordinary differential equations, difference equations and stochastic models, with significant applications in the areas of infectious diseases and ecology.

Allen is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Tennessee. Since 1999, Allen has served as an adjunct professor at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession awarded to Carlos Castillo-Chavez

The 2015 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession goes to Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University.

Castillo-Chavez is being recognized for his extraordinary mentoring that has helped bring numerous underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students at all levels to the mathematical sciences; for his extensive research record in mathematical biology and epidemiology; for his distinguished service on numerous national committees and advisory boards at SIAM, the Mathematics Institutes, US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, and elsewhere; and for his lifelong commitment to successfully promoting diversity in the applied mathematics community.

Castillo-Chavez is Regents Professor and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. He also serves as executive director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), founding director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, executive director of the Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science (SUMS), and Director of STEM Programs for Underrepresented Minorities at ASU. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gerhard Wanner receives SIAM’s George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition

Gerhard Wanner of the University of Geneva is the 2015 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.

Wanner is being honored primarily for the five books he has co-authored. They display deep mathematics, presented with elegance, enthusiasm, wit, scholarship, and much history. These books have uniquely delineated numerical ODEs (especially stiff equations) and geometric integration and created an historical perspective for the teaching and understanding of analysis and geometry.

Gerhard Wanner retired from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007, where he had been a full professor since 1976. He received his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck in 1965. Read the rest of this entry »

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