Warm Congratulations to Louis Nirenberg on being awarded the 2015 Abel Prize
Louis Nirenberg and John Nash have been awarded the 2015 Abel Prize "for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis." The award -- widely considered the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in Mathematics -- will be presented by King Harald of Norway in Oslo on May 19, 2015.
For more information and the official press release, click here.
Sad news of Prof. Robert Dewar
Professor Emeritus Robert Dewar has died at the age of 70. Robert was a faculty member in the Computer Science department from 1975 until his retirement in 2005 and was chair of the department from 1978 to 1980. Robert was a leading figure in programming languages, particularly in the development of Ada; an inspiring and admired teacher; a raconteur, singer, and actor; and a well-loved colleague and friend. Our sympathies to his family and friends.
Spring 2015 CIMS Newsletter released
A digital copy of the newsletter is available on the Courant Newsletters page.
Peter Lax to receive Honorary Doctor of Science degree
Peter Lax will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree, a well deserved honor for Peter's contributions to Mathematics and NYU. An alumnus and Professor Emeritus at the Courant Institute, Peter is also the recipient of the Abel prize in 2005, and recently went to Washington to receive the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the highest award given by the Russian Academy of Sciences, which he was awarded in 2013.
Congratulations to all of the participants in the Math Modeling Competition (MCM)!
Click here for further information.
Gérard Ben Arous has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences!
Peter Lax, Mathematician: Illustrated Memoir by Reuben Hersh
Book signing April 23 at 4 pm in the 13th floor faculty lounge
Yuri Tschinkel elected AAAS Fellow
Yuri Tschinkel has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Warm congratulations, Yuri! Please see the AAAS news release for more information.
Subhash Khot Wins The Nevanlinna Prize! Warm Congratulations to Subhash!!
Please see the news release for further information. Also read "What It Takes to Win the World's Highest Computer Science Honor" in Wired.
John Rinzel wins the Arthur T. Winfree Prize
Warm congratulations to John Rinzel for winning the 2015 Arthur T. Winfree Prize from the Society for Mathematical Biology!
For more, visit the Society for Mathematical Biology website.