The Applied Math Department is filled with many talented individuals. Two of those, Professor Tom Manteuffel and Professor Emeritus Steve McCormick, are two of the most prolific SIAM authors. Manteuffel has authored the most articles, with 73 published from 1977 to today, according to Zentralblatt Math. [...]
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From the award citation: "The SIAG on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures awards the 2014 Martin Kruskal Prize to Mark Ablowitz For his seminal and important work, which has had a significant and lasting impact on the fields of nonlinear waves, integrable systems and optics. A boundless enthusiast, he has been an inspiration across disciplines and a leader of colleagues, of students, and across the applied mathematics and nonlinear waves community.’’
The prize was awarded at the 2014 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures August 2014, at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. As part of the award, Ablowitz presented the Martin Kruskal Lecture. [...]
Applied Math lecturer Silva Chang has been named the 2014 Educator of the Year by the Colorado chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-CO) for her outreach work. Ms. Chang is the founder and director of the Colorado Math Circle which provides math enrichment to advanced high school and middle school students. With the goal of increasing interest in math among young students, the math circle offers math talks and problem solving sessions at CU-Boulder during the academic year and weeklong math workshops during the summer.
Friends and colleagues of Professor James Meiss have organized a conference in honor of his 60th birthday, sponsored by the Department of Applied Mathematics. Jim received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980. He then moved to Austin Texas to join the Institute for Fusion Physics at the University of Texas. In 1989 he and his wife Mary Sue moved to Boulder where Jim was appointed as a Professor in the new Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado. [...]