Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) is a division of New York University (NYU) and serves as a center for research and advanced training in computer science and mathematics. The Institute is named after Richard Courant, a mathematics professor at NYU from 1936 to 1972 and is a part of NYU's faculty of arts & sciences.

This is a small selection of Courant's famous faculty over the years and a few of their distinctions [1]:

Marsha Berger, NASA Software of the Year, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences
Sylvain Cappell, Guggenheim Fellowship
Jeff Cheeger, Veblen Prize, Max Planck Research Prize
Martin Davis, Steele Prize
Percy Deift, George Polya Prize
Kurt O. Friedrichs, 1976 National Medal of Science
Paul Garabedian, NAS Prize in Applied Mathematics
Leslie Greengard, Steele Prize, Packard Foundation Fellowship, National Academy of Engineering
Mikhael Gromov, Wolf Prize, Steele Prize, Kyoto Prize
Helmut Hofer, Ostrowski Prize
Fritz John, 1984 MacArthur Fellow
Joseph B. Keller, 1988 National Medal of Science
Michel Kervaire,
Morris Kline,
Peter Lax, Abel Prize winner, 1986 National Medal of Science, Steele Prize,Wolf Prize
Fang-Hua Lin, Bocher Prize
Andy Majda, NAS Prize in Applied Mathematics
Henry McKean, National Academy of Science
David W. McLaughlin, National Academy of Science
Cathleen Synge Morawetz, 1998 National Medal of Science, Steele Prize, Birkhoff Prize, Noether Lecturer
Jürgen Moser,
Charles Newman, National Academy of Science
Louis Nirenberg , 1995 National Medal of Science, Steele Prize, Bocher Prize
Charles S. Peskin, 1983 MacArthur Fellow, Birkhoff Prize
Amir Pnueli, National Academy of Engineering
Jack Schwartz, who developed the programming language SETL at NYU
Alan Sokal (known for the Sokal Affair),
Jonathan Sondow,
Joel Spencer,
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Abel Prize winner
Margaret H. Wright, National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering
Lai-Sang Young, National Academy of Science, Satter Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship Notable Courant Alumni

S. R. S. Varadhan
List of New York University People

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