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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Weinan E to receive Kleinman Prize for mathematics

Weinan E, a professor of mathematics and applied and computational mathematics at Princeton, has been selected by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) to receive the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize for his work connecting mathematics with applications outside the field.

The award honors work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science and technology. The society recognized E for his profound impact on research in stochastic partial differential equations and turbulence, numerical solutions of multiscale problems, liquid crystals and polymers, protein folding, gas dynamics and superconductivity, among other areas.

E also was cited by SIAM for his exemplary record in mentoring students and postdoctoral researchers. He will be presented with the award, which carries a $5,000 prize, at the society's annual meeting July 6-10 in Denver.

E has been a Princeton faculty member since 1999. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the American Physical Society and SIAM, which earlier this year inducted him into its inaugural class of fellows. He also is a fellow of the Institute of Physics.

SIAM has more than 12,000 members from around the world, including applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists and other scientists and engineers. The Kleinman Prize, which is awarded every other year by SIAM, was established in 1998. The previous recipient was Princeton's Salvatore Torquato, a professor of chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.

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