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Eitan Tadmor receives Peter Henrici Prize

Prize is awarded jointly by ETH Zurich and SIAM

Grant and Award Announcement

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Eitan Tadmor of the University of Maryland is the recipient of the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize.

The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.

Eitan Tadmor's scientific achievements have had a significant impact on the theory and computational methods for nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs, including the kinetic formulation of conservation laws, the design of non-oscillatory central schemes, entropy stable schemes, edge detection, and spectral viscosity methods.

Tadmor is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park and, since 2002, Director of the university's Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM). He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1979.

Tadmor is well known for his contributions to the theory and computation of PDEs with diverse applications to shock waves, kinetic transport, incompressible flows, image processing, and self-organized collective dynamics. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

The Peter Henrici Prize winner receives a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate. Tadmor will receive his award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China, at the China National Convention Center.

He will deliver the associated prize lecture, "Mathematical aspects of collective dynamics: consensus, the emergence of leaders and social hydrodynamics," on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 - 8:00pm in Ballroom C of the convention center.

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH Zürich and SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.


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