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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.

Leif Ristroph is awarded the George E. Valley, Jr. Prize!

The Courant Institute is pleased to announce that Leif Ristroph (Mathematics and the Applied Math Lab) has won the George E. Valley, Jr. Prize of the American Physical Society, in recognition for outstanding scientific contributions being made in the early stages of his scientific career. The prize is awarded biennially. More information is available on the American Physical Society website. Our warm congratulations to Leif!

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 receives Honorary Doctor of Science degree

Peter Lax received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from NYU, a well deserved honor for Peter's contributions to Mathematics and the university. 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.

GĂ©rard Ben Arous has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences!

Warm Congratulations to you, Gérard! Click here for the full NYU press release and here for the AAAS announcement.

Peter Lax, Mathematician: Illustrated Memoir by Reuben Hersh

Book signing April 23 at 4 pm in the 13th floor faculty lounge

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.

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.