Engquist awarded AMS-SIAM Birkhoff Prize
Bjorn Engquist has been awarded the 2012 George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Engquist, an ICES core faculty member and professor of mathematics, holds the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair I and directs the ICES Center for Numerical Analysis. The Birkhoff Prize is awarded every three years for outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense. The prize was awarded at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
Engquist was honored "for his contributions to a wide range of powerful computational methods over more than three decades," the prize citation says. His work blends mathematical analysis, modeling, and computation, and has led to numerical tools with enormous impact across a broad range of applications, including aerodynamics, acoustics, electromagnetism, computational fluid mechanics, and computational geoscience."
Posted: Jan. 6, 2012