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Caffarelli elected to Spain's Royal Academy of Sciences Caffarelli elected to Spain's Royal Academy of Sciences

ICES Mathematics Professor Luis Caffarelli has been elected to Spain's Royal Academy of Sciences.

Caffarelli earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires. He is professor of mathematics and holds the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents’ Chair in Mathematics No. 1. He is a member of the ICES Applied Mathematics Group.

His research interests include non-linear analysis, partial differential equations and their applications, calculus of variations, and optimization Read more.

Posted: March 10, 2015
NIH appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center NIH appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center

The National Institutes of Health has appointed ICES Professor Michael Sacks to serve as a member of the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

"Membership represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort," said Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review, in his letter of invitation to serve.

Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

"These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country," said Nakamura. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Meeting the Challenge: Institute award supports faculty on their search for grand challenge solutions Meeting the Challenge: Institute award supports faculty on their search for grand challenge solutions

From the vantage point of the 21st century, the bulky, wired-tethered computers of the 1980s don’t stand out as particularly high-tech. But back when consumer computers were just getting their start, the U.S. government had already realized that computing technology would be the power broker of the future.

“The bottom line is that any country which seeks to control its future must effectively exploit high performance computing,” reads a report from the White House Science Council from 1985. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2015
Caffarelli explains role in understanding Navier-Stokes Equations Caffarelli explains role in understanding Navier-Stokes Equations

Understanding the unknowns of Navier-Stokes equations is one of the biggest questions in mathematics, which explains why The Clay Mathematics Institute continues offering $1 million to anyone who can solve them.

The work of ICES researcher Luis Caffarelli, a mathematics professor, is commonly considered to have laid the foundations for solving the problem. In a new video Caffarelli briefly describes this work.

The Navier-Stokes equations are a family of equations that fundamentally describe how a fluid flows through its environment. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2015
Wheeler delivers USC Cornelius Pings Lecture Wheeler delivers USC Cornelius Pings Lecture

ICES Professor Mary Wheeler delivered the 2015 Cornelius Pings Lecture at the University of Southern California Jan. 21.

Wheeler, director of the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling, lectured on "Fracture Propagation and Fluid Flow in Poroelastic Medium." Read more.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2015