Faculty Recognition
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 has 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
Faculty recognition by award and year 
Abel Prize: 
Academia Europaea:

Academia Sinica, Beijing:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, Technical Achievement Award: 
ACM A.M. Turing Award: 
Alan T. Waterman Award: 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members:

American Mathematical Society Fellows:

American Physical Society Fellows: 
American Physical Society George E. Valley, Jr. Prize: 
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Fellows:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award:

Association for Computing Machinery Fellows: 
Association for the Advancement of Science: 
Balzan Prize in Mathematics: 
Bocher Prize (AMS): 
Chauvenet Prize (AMS): 
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars:

European Academy of Sciences:

Fermat Prize:

Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letter: 
Francois Frenkiel Award (APS): 
French Academy of Sciences: 
George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS and SIAM):

George Polya Prize (AMS/SIAM): 
German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina Member: 
Germund Dahlquist Prize (SIAM): 
Gödel Prize:

Guggenheim Fellowships: 
Henri Poincaré Prize (IAMP):

Honorary Degree, University of Chicago:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows:

John von Neumann Lecture (SIAM):

John von Neumann Medal (IEEE):

Julian Cole Lectureship (SIAM): 
Kyoto Prize in Basic Science: 
Lagrange Prize (ICIAM):

Leroy P. Steele Prize (AMS):

Lester R. Ford Award (MAA):

MacArthur Foundation Fellowship:

Max Planck Research Prize: 
Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology: 
NASA Software of the Year: 
National Academy of Engineering Members:

National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows:

National Academy of Medicine Members: 
National Academy of Sciences Award in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis:

National Academy of Sciences Members:

National Medal of Science:

Nevanlinna Prize: 
Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS/SIAM):

NSF PYI, NYI, PFF, CAREER, and PECASE Awards:

Oswald Veblen Prize (AMS): 
Packard Foundation Fellowships: 
Poincaré Chair laureates (IHP/CMI):

Ralph E. Kleinman Award (SIAM): 
Royal Society Fellows:

Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics: 
Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences:

Simons Investigators:

Sloan Research Fellowships:

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows:

Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture (AWMSIAM): 
Soviet Academy of Sciences: 
Wolf Prize:

Academic Distinction
Faculty recognition by award and year 
Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences: 
NYU Alumni Association Great Teacher Award:

NYU Golden Dozen Award:

NYU Outstanding Teaching Award:

Silver Professorships:
