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Engquist awarded SIAM's 2015 Pioneer Prize Engquist awarded SIAM's 2015 Pioneer Prize

ICES Professor Björn Engquist has received the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2015 Pioneer Prize "for fundamental
contributions in the field of applied mathematics, numerical analysis
and scientific computing which have had long-lasting impact in the
field as well as successful applications in science, engineering and
industry."

SIAM established the Pioneer Prize in 1999 to recognize pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of applications. Read more.

Posted: March 18, 2015
Bajaj featured on KUT's celebration of Pi Bajaj featured on KUT's celebration of Pi

ICES Professor Chandra Bajaj was featured in several news sources ranging from KUT to the university's news page on the importance of pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, or 3.14159.

It has grown popular to celebrate the mathematical constant on the date which mirrors it numbers, 3/14, as well as to promote the celebration with the number's homophone, pie.

Bajaj, explained how pi is a necessary tool he uses every day in his work. Read more.

Posted: March 16, 2015
Oden Named to LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction Oden Named to LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction

ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden has been named to the Lousiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. The designation is the highest honor awarded to a graduate of LSU.

The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves and LSU through their careers, personal and civic accomplishments, volunteer activities and loyalty to their alma mater.

"LSU holds a special warm place in my heart," said Oden. "It's where I began on a road to adulthood, scholarship, science, engineering, new friends, and new surroundings that forever changed my life." Read more.

Posted: March 10, 2015
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