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Prize: Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize)
 
Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2021 Gunther Uhlmann

The 2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Gunther Uhlmann for his fundamental and insightful contributions to inverse problems and partial differential equations, as well as for his incisive work on boundary rigidity, microlocal analysis and cloaking.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2018 Bernd Sturmfels

Sixteenth award: to Bernd Sturmfels for his instrumental role in creating the field of applied algebraic geometry.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS and in the news release.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2015 Emmanuel Candès

Fifteenth award: to Emmanuel Candès for his work on compressed sensing that has revolutionized signal processing and medical imaging and his related work on computational harmonic analysis, statistics and scientific computing.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2012 Bjorn Engquist

Fourteenth award: to Bjorn Engquist for his contributions to a wide range of powerful computational methods over more than three decades.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2009 Joel Smoller

Thirteenth award: to Joel Smoller for his leadership, originality, depth, and breadth of work in dynamical systems, differential equations, mathematical biology, shock wave theory, and general relativity.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2006 Cathleen S Morawetz

Twelfth award: to Cathleen Synge Morawetz for her deep and influential work in partial differential equations, most notably in the study of shock waves, transonic flow, scattering theory, and conformally invariant estimates for the wave equation.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 2003 John Mather; Charles S. Peskin

Eleventh award: to John Mather for being a mathematician of exceptional depth, power, and originality; and to Charles S. Peskin for devoting much of his career to understanding the dynamics of the human heart and bringing an extraordinarily broad range of expertise to bear on this problem.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1998 Paul H. Rabinowitz

Tenth award: to Paul H. Rabinowitz for his deep influence on the field of nonlinear analysis.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1994 Ivo M Babuska; S. R. S. Varadhan

Ninth award: to Ivo Babuška for important contributions to the reliability of finite element methods, the development of a general framework for finite element error estimation, and the development of p- and hp- finite element methods; and to S. R. S. Varadhan for important contributions to the martingale characterization of diffusion processes, to the theory of large deviations for functionals of occupation times of Markov processes, and to the study of random media.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1988 Elliott H. Lieb

Eighth award: to Elliott H. Lieb for his profound analysis of problems arising in mathematical physics.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1983 Paul R. Garabedian

Seventh award: to Paul R. Garabedian for his important contributions to partial differential equations, to the mathematical analysis of problems of transonic flow and airfoil design by the method of complexification, and to the development and application of scientific computing to problems of fluid dynamics and plasma physics.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1978 Clifford A. Truesdell; Mark Kac; Garrett Birkhoff

Fourth award: to Garrett Birkhoff for bringing the methods of algebra and the highest standards of mathematics to scientific applications.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1973 James B. Serrin; Fritz John

Second award: to Fritz John for his outstanding work in partial differential equations, in numerical analysis, and, particularly, in nonlinear elasticity theory; the latter work has led to his study of quasi-isometric mappings as well as functions of bounded mean oscillation, which have had impact in other areas of analysis.


Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize) 1968 Jürgen K. Moser

First award: to Jürgen K. Moser for his contributions to the theory of Hamiltonian dynamical systems, especially his proof of the stability of periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems having two degrees of freedom and his specific applications of the ideas in connection with this work.