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SIAM Student Paper Prize winners announced

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Each year, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) awards SIAM Student Paper Prizes to the most outstanding papers submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. The award is based solely on the merit and content of the students' contribution to the submitted paper. It recognizes outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics and scientific computing who do not yet hold the degree of Ph.D. at the application date. Papers entered in the competition must have already been submitted for publication.

SIAM is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 SIAM Student Paper Prizes:

Thomas T. Bringley, a Ph.D. student in mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, for his paper, "Validation of a Simple Method for Representing Spheres and Slender Bodies in an Immersed Boundary Method for Stokes Flow on an Unbounded Domain," co-authored with Charles S. Peskin, Silver Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science, Courant Institute, New York University. This paper has been submitted for publication.

Nir Gavish, a Ph.D. student in applied mathematics at Tel Aviv University, Israel, for his paper entitled "Singular Ring Solutions of Critical and Supercritical Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations," co-authored with Gadi Fibich, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University and Xiao-Ping Wang, Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This paper was published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, July 2007.

Kristoffer G. van der Zee, a Ph.D. student in engineering mechanics at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, for his paper entitled "An H1(Ph)-Coercive Discontinuous Galerkin Formulation for the Poisson Problem: 1-D Analysis," co-authored with E.H. van Brummelen and R. de Borst, both professors of Engineering Mechanics, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology. This paper was published in SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, December 2006.

Each recipient will receive a framed certificate, a monetary award, and will have the opportunity to present his paper at the 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Recipients receive funds toward travel expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

Members of the selection committee were William L. Briggs (University of Colorado at Denver), Loyce Adams (University of Washington), and Maeve McCarthy (Murray State University). Professor Briggs is SIAM Vice President for Education and served as Chair of the committee.


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