Eitan Tadmor, Distinguished University Professor in mathematics and director of the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the University of Maryland, will receive the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize. The prize is awarded jointly by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and ETH Zürich every four years for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing.
The selection committee cited Tadmor for “original, broad and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing and social dynamics. Tadmor's scientific achievements have had a significant impact on the theory and computational methods for nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equations, including the kinetic formulation of conservation laws, the design of non-oscillator central schemes, entropy stable schemes, edge detection and spectral viscosity methods."
Tadmor’s research combines the analysis of mathematical models and the development of novel, high-resolution numerical methods for their approximate solution. By exploring the complex interplay between analytical theories and their computational algorithms, Tadmor ensures that the numerical methods he develops provide a “faithful” description of real-world applications.
Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2002 as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics jointly with CSCAMM and the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, Tadmor was the founding co-director of the National Science Foundation’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1979 and began his scientific career as a Bateman Research Instructor at the California Institute of Technology (1980-82).
The author of over 150 research papers, Tadmor was identified as an ISI Most Cited Researcher in mathematics in 2001. He has given numerous invited lectures, including addresses at the 2002 International Congress of Mathematicians and the 2014 SIAM Joint Mathematics Meeting. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Tadmor’s prize will be awarded at the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which is being held in Beijing, China on August 10-14, 2015.
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