A personal view of mathematical research:
I remember being in a hotel room in 1967 ...
I remember being in a hotel room in 1967 in San Franciso one night and I'm
flipping the dials after doing all this promoting all day long. There's
this little, looks like little old jewish guy with a bald head sitting at a piano and he's
being interviewed. And I suddenly realize I'm looking at Igor Stravinski
the great RussianAmerican composer. The interviewer is saying to him...
"So Mr. Stravinski, what is the greatest moment for you? Is it when you
finally write the symphony?
And he says..."No, No, No...".
He sounds like a New York cab driver.
"Is it when you've heard it played the first time by a symphony?"
And he says...."No, no, no...".
"What about opening night when they premier it and herald it as being
one of the greatest works of the 20th century?"
And he says...."No, no no...".
"So what IS the greatest moment for you?"
He was sitting at the piano with music on the thing there and he
says: "I'm sitting here at the piano and for 3, 4 hours I'm trying to find
a note. I can't find the note and I'm going 'bum, bum'....'bum,
bum'....'bum, bum' for three hours. Finally after 3 hours I FIND the
note. That's the moment. There is nothing like it. That's everything".
Dustin Hoffman's
acceptance speech,
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, The Golden Globe Awards, January 1997

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2022 — elected
European Academy of Sciences
• Academia Europaea
2022 AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture [YouTube]
2022 AMSSIAM
Norbert Wiener prize in Applied Mathematics • AMS news • AMS Notices
2018 ICM program committee •
IMU Circle
2015
SIAMETHZ Henrici Prize
for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis ...
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2014 —
Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics of PDEs, Bethesda, Maryland ... and related meetings
2014
SIAM invited address,
The Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland
2012 AMS Fellow •
2021 SIAM Fellow
20082020 KiNet: NSF Resercah Network
Kinetic description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences •
RF article
20082012 NSF Focus Research Group:
Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena
IMS Interview,
IMPRINTS, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, June 2005.
Dedications: 50 ...
Comput. Methods in Applied Math.
4(3) (2004) 265270;
60 ...
Communications in Comput. Physics 19(5) (2016) iiii
Founding CoDirector, NSF
Institute for Pure and Applied mathematics (IPAM), UCLA, 1999
Rotchschild Fellow 1980
Research profile:
Google Scholar
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Web of knowledge
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Math SciNet
Biography, research accomplishments and signficant publications
Selected references on
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Entropy stability
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Hierarchical decompositions •
Critical thresholds
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Spectral viscosity
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Computation of the Gibbs phenomenon
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Convergence rate estimates
CentPack: A package of highresolution central schemes for nonlinear conservation laws
• The python version
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Examples online
Selected talks: A list of selected invited addresses
My lineage
