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National Medal of Science to Richard Tapia and Srinivasa Varadhan

SIAM is pleased to announce that two of our community’s members have been chosen to receive the National Medal of Science.

Richard A. Tapia of Rice University is being honored for his pioneering and fundamental contributions in optimization theory and numerical analysis, and Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan of New York University is being recognized for his work in probability theory, especially for contributions to large deviations from expected random behavior.

The National Medal of Science is one of the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. Professor Tapia and Professor Varadhan are two of seven eminent researchers named by President Obama for this honor.

Please read the full press release on the White House website here.

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