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Mathematicians Receive Distinguished Awards from International Applied Mathematics Society

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has announced 10 recipients of prestigious prizes that will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting, taking place in hybrid format from July 11-15, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. Awardees will be recognized during the conference.

The SIAM Annual Meeting provides a broad view of the state of the art in applied mathematics, computational science, and their applications through invited presentations, prize lectures, minitutorials, minisymposia, contributed presentations, and posters. The I. E. Block Community Lecture, to be given by Kristin Lauter of Meta AI Research on the topic of artificial intelligence and cryptography, is free and open to the public. The talk, which is intended to encourage public appreciation of the excitement and vitality of science by reaching students, teachers, and members of the local community, will be livestreamed. More details will be available in coming months.  

SIAM congratulates these prize recipients for their hard work, dedication, and impressive contributions, which strengthen and enhance the landscape of applied mathematics and computational science worldwide. SIAM would also like to thank all the nominators who recognized their colleagues for their accomplishments. 

Matthew J. Colbrook, University of Cambridge 
Richard C. DiPrima Prize
The Richard C. DiPrima prize is awarded to Matthew J. Colbrook for the high quality and mathematical innovation of his Ph.D. dissertation on the computation of spectra in infinite dimensions.

James Crowley, Retired from SIAM
SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession is awarded to James Crowley in recognition of his extraordinary dedication to promoting applied mathematics through his work with SIAM, AAAS, and ICIAM.

Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia
John von Neumann Prize
The John von Neumann Lecture Prize is awarded to Leah Edelstein-Keshet in recognition of her far-reaching contributions to mathematical biology.

Anne Greenbaum, University of Washington
AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture
The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is being awarded to Anne Greenbaum for her lasting and significant impact on many aspects of numerical linear algebra, including her solving fundamental problems in convergence theory for linear systems and eigenvalue problems, non-normal matrices, and functions of matrices.

Antti Kupiainen, University of Helsinki
Rémi Rhodes, University of Aix-Marseille
Vincent Vargas, University of Geneva⁠

George Pólya Prize in Mathematics
The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics is awarded to Antti Kupiainen, Rémi Rhodes, and Vincent Vargas for a rigorous justification of the DOZZ formula for three-point structure constants in Liouville Conformal Field Theory.

Kristin Lauter, Meta AI Research
I. E. Block Community Lecture

Michael J. Ward, University of British Columbia ⁠
Julian Cole Lectureship
The Julian Cole Lectureship is awarded to Michael J. Ward for his seminal and wide-ranging contributions to the development and application of singular perturbation methods effective in the analysis of spatially localized structures in nonlinear PDEs.

Enrique Zuazua, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ⁠
W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize
The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Enrique Zuazua for fundamental theoretical and computational contributions to the control, numerics, and analysis of nonlinear PDEs and multi-physical systems with impactful scientific and industrial applications.

SIAM begins accepting nominations for 2023 prizes and awards on May 1, 2022. Please note deadlines vary. View the Prize Deadline Calendar for more information.

Learn more about the SIAM Prize Program and past awardees

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