The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the five ICIAM prizes for 2019. ICIAM is a worldwide organization for applied mathematics societies and other associations with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics.
The ICIAM congresses, held every four years, are run under the auspices of the Council. The 2019 prizes will be presented at the next congress, the Ninth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019), which will take place next year from July 15-19 in Valencia, Spain.
The Collatz Prize was established to provide international recognition to individual scientists under 42 years of age for outstanding work in industrial and applied mathematics. It was created on the initiative of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM) and first awarded in 1999. Carrying a cash award of USD 5,000, the Collatz Prize is presently funded by GAMM.
The 2019 ICIAM Collatz Prize is awarded to Siddhartha Mishra (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) for his breakthrough contributions that skillfully combine real-world modeling and rigorous mathematical analysis with the development of efficient and accurate numerical schemes and high-performance computing.
The Lagrange Prize was established to provide international recognition to individual mathematicians who have made exceptional contributions to applied mathematics throughout their careers. It was created on the initiative of the Sociedad Española de Matemática Aplicada, the Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale, and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles, and was first awarded in 1999. The Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional joined the group of sponsors in 2017. All four member societies fund the Lagrange Prize, which carries a cash award of USD 5,000.
The 2019 ICIAM Lagrange Prize is awarded to George Papanicolaou (Stanford University, USA) for his brilliant use of mathematics to solve important problems in science and engineering, particularly those involving inhomogeneity, wave propagation, random media, diffusion, scattering, focusing, imaging, and finance.
The Maxwell Prize was established to provide international recognition to mathematicians who have demonstrated originality in applied mathematics. It was created on the initiative of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) with support from the J.C. Maxwell Society, and first awarded in 1999. Carrying a cash award of USD 5,000, the Maxwell Prize is presently funded by the IMA.
The 2019 ICIAM Maxwell Prize is awarded to Claude Bardos (Université Paris Denis Diderot (Paris 7), France) for his seminal contributions to nonlinear partial differential equations, kinetic theory, and mathematical fluid mechanics.
The Pioneer Prize was established to acknowledge pioneering work that introduces applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of application. It was created on the initiative of SIAM and was first awarded in 1999. Carrying a cash award of USD 5,000, the Pioneer Prize is presently funded by SIAM.
The 2019 ICIAM Pioneer Prize is awarded to Yvon Maday (Sorbonne University, France) for his leading role in the introduction of powerful methods for numerical simulation, such as spectral methods, reduced-order modeling, domain decomposition, models and simulation in medical sciences, fluid-structure interaction, and ab initio chemistry. Several of his works led to the launch of start-ups and are intensively used in industry.
Su Buchin Prize
The Su Buchin Prize was established to internationally recognize individuals’ outstanding contributions in the application of mathematics to emerging economies and human development, particularly at the economic and cultural level in developing countries. It was created on the initiative of the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) and was first awarded in 2007. Carrying a cash award of USD 5,000, the Su Buchin Prize is presently funded by CSIAM.
The 2019 ICIAM Su Buchin Prize is awarded to Giulia Di Nunno (University of Oslo, Norway) for her long-lasting record of active and efficient encouragement of top-level mathematical research and education in developing African countries.