The Institute's faculty have received many diverse awards for their scientific research and service to the community at large. Prizes from professional societies, foundations, and government organizations provide one form of recognition. Election to elite scientific societies serves as another type of recognition. A partial list of our scientific awards can be found in the Scientific Recognition table below.

Several members of the faculty have also been active in the governance of scientific organizations or have served on committees that guide national science policy. As an illustration, Peter D. Lax and Cathleen S. Morawetz have served terms as President of the American Mathematical Society, and Margaret Wright was President of SIAM. In 2000, she won the SIAM Distinguished Service Award, and in 2002 the AMS Public Service Award.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching as well as to research. A partial list of awards in recognition of excellence in the classroom can be found in the Academic Distinction table below.

Scientific Distinction

Abel Prize: Mikhael Gromov, Peter Lax, Louis Nirenberg, S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Academia Sinica, Beijing: Peter Lax (1993)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, Technical Achievement Award: Ken Perlin
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows: GĂ©rard Ben Arous, Marsha Berger, Jeff Cheeger, Percy Deift, Peter Lax, Fang-Hua Lin, Andrew J. Majda, David McLaughlin, Henry McKean, Cathleen Morawetz, Charles Newman, Louis Nirenberg, Charles Peskin, Jalal Shatah, K. R. Sreenivasan, Margaret Wright, Lai-Sang Young
American Mathematical Society Fellows: Sylvain E. Cappell (2013), Jeff Cheeger (2013), Martin D. Davis (2013), Percy Deift (2013), Harold M. Edwards (2013), Robert V. Kohn (2013), Peter D. Lax (2013), Fanghua Lin (2015), Andrew J. Majda (2013), Henry P. McKean, Jr. (2013), David Mclaughlin (2013), Cathleen Synge Morawetz (2013), Assaf Naor (2013), Charles M. Newman (2013), Louis Nirenberg (2013), Charles S. Peskin (2013), Ricky Pollack (2013), Joel Spencer (2013), Jean E. Taylor (2013), Yuri Tschinkel (2013), Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan (2013), Margaret H. Wright (2013)
American Physical Society Fellows: W. Stephen Childress, Michael Shelley, K. R. Sreenivasan, Daniel Stein
American Physical Society George E. Valley, Jr. Prize: Leif Ristroph
Association for the Advancement of Science: Bud Mishra, Daniel Stein, Yuri Tschinkel
Association for Computing Machinery Fellows: Richard Cole, Allan Gottlieb, Bud Mishra, Dennis Shasha
Balzan Prize in Mathematics: Mikhael Gromov
George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS and SIAM): Cathleen Morawetz, Charles Peskin, S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Bocher Prize (AMS): Assaf Naor, Fang-Hua Lin, Louis Nirenberg
Chauvenet Prize (AMS): Peter Lax
Chern Medal: Louis Nirenberg
Julian Cole Lectureship (SIAM): Michael Shelley
Crafoord Prize: Louis Nirenberg
Germund Dahlquist Prize (SIAM): Eric Vanden-Eijnden
Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letter: Jeff Cheeger
Lester R. Ford Award (MAA): Martin Davis, David McLaughlin, Cathleen Morawetz, Chee Yap
Francois Frenkiel Award (APS): Michael Shelley
French Academy of Sciences: Mikhael Gromov, Peter Lax (Foreign Associate)
Guggenheim Fellowships: Simeon M. Berman, Sylvain Cappell, Jeff Cheeger, Steve Childress, Richard J. Cole, Percy A. Deift, Cathleen Morawetz, Charles Newman, Louis Nirenberg, K. R. Sreenivasan, Lai-Sang Young
Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Peter Lax, Lai-Sang Young
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows: Zvi Kedem (2007), Bhubaneswar Mishra (2009), Theodore Rappaport (1998)
Institute of Medicine Members: Charles Peskin
Ralph E. Kleinman Award (SIAM): Robert Kohn
Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture (AWM-SIAM): Lai-Sang Young
Kyoto Prize in Basic Science: Mikhael Gromov
Lagrange Prize (ICIAM): Andrew J. Majda (2015)
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship: Subhash Khot (2016), Charles Peskin (1983)
Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology: Ken Perlin, Charles Peskin
National Academy of Engineering Members: Marsha Berger (2005), Leslie Greengard (2006), Yann LeCun (2017), K. R. Sreenivasan (1999), Margaret Wright (1997)
National Academy of Sciences Award in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis: Kurt Otto Friedrichs (1972), Paul R. Garabedian (1998), Peter D. Lax (1983), Andrew J. Majda (1992)
National Academy of Sciences Members: Marsha Berger, Jeff Cheeger, Percy Deift, Leslie Greengard, Mikhael Gromov, Peter Lax, Andrew Majda, Henry McKean, David McLaughlin, Cathleen Morawetz, Charles Newman, Louis Nirenberg, Charles Peskin, K. R. Sreenivasan, S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Margaret Wright
NASA Software of the Year: Marsha Berger
National Medal of Science: Peter Lax, Cathleen Morawetz, Louis Nirenberg, S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Nevanlinna Prize: Subhash Khot
Packard Foundation Fellowships: Leslie Greengard, Assaf Naor
Max Planck Research Prize: Jeff Cheeger
George Polya Prize (AMS/SIAM): Percy Deift
PYI, PECASE, and CAREER Awards: Marsha Berger, Antoine Cerfon, Yevgeniy Dodis, Aleksandar Donev, Davi Geiger, Jonathan Goodman, Leslie Greengard, Robert Grimm, David Holland, Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Subhash Khot, Jinyang Li, Fang-Hua Lin, Daniele Panozzo (2017), Olivier Pauluis, Kenneth Perlin, Tamar Schlick, Sylvia Serfaty, Jalal Shatah, Michael Shelley, Lakshmi Subramanian, Eric Vanden-Eijnden, Denis Zorin
Royal Irish Academy Fellow: Cathleen Morawetz (2000)
Royal Society of Canada: Cathleen Morawetz (1996)
Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics: Lai-Sang Young
Sloan Research Fellowships: David Cai, Sylvain Cappell, Jeff Cheeger, Yu Chen, Rob Fergus, Jonathan Goodman, Sinan Gunturk, Robert Kohn, Jinyang Li, Fang-Hua Lin, Andrew J. Majda, Nader Masmoudi, Charles Newman, Louis Nirenberg, Tamar Schlick, Sylvia Serfaty, Jalal Shatah, Daniel Stein, Esteban Tabak, Mark Tygert, Eric Vanden-Eijnden, Lai-Sang Young, Denis Zorin
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows: Marsha Berger, Leslie Greengard, Bob Kohn, Peter Lax, Andrew J. Majda, David McLaughlin, Cathleen Morawetz, Michael Overton, Charlie Peskin, John Rinzel, Michael Shelley, Joel Spencer, S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Olof Widlund, Margaret Wright
Soviet Academy of Sciences: Peter Lax
Leroy P. Steele Prize (AMS): Martin Davis, Leslie Greengard, Mikhael Gromov, Robert Kohn, Peter Lax, Andrew Majda, Cathleen Morawetz, Louis Nirenberg
Oswald Veblen Prize (AMS): Jeff Cheeger, Mikhael Gromov
John von Neumann Prize (SIAM): Andrew J. Majda
Alan T. Waterman Award: Subhash Khot
Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS/SIAM): Peter Lax (1975), Andrew Majda (2013)
Wolf Prize: Mikhael Gromov (1993), Peter Lax (1987)

Academic Distinction

NYU Alumni Association Great Teacher Award: Charles S. Peskin (1999)
NYU Golden Dozen Award: Deena Engel (2006), Frederick P. Greenleaf, Melvin Hausner, Selin Kalaycioglu (2014), Joel Spencer (2007), Esteban Tabak
NYU Outstanding Teaching Award: Deena Engel, Nathan Hull, Craig Kapp (2013)
Silver Professorships: Marsha Berger, Fedor Bogomolov, Sylvain Cappell, Jeff Cheeger, Richard Cole, Patrick Cousot, Percy Deift, Leslie Greengard, Subhash Khot, Robert Kohn, Yann LeCun, Fang-Hua Lin, Henry McKean, David McLaughlin, Charles Newman, Michael Overton, Charles Peskin, Joel Spencer, Olof Widlund, Margaret Wright, Lai-Sang Young
Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences: Marsha Berger, Leslie Greengard, Andrew Majda, Ken Perlin, Charles Peskin, S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan