The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) recently named mathematics Distinguished Professor Panayotis “Panos” Kevrekidis to its 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows, recognizing him for “fundamental contributions to the existence, stability, and dynamics of nonlinear waves with applications to atomic, optical and materials physics.”
Kevrekidis had previously been awarded SIAM’s T. Brooke Benjamin Prize in Nonlinear Waves, the J.D. Crawford Prize in Dynamical Systems and its Outstanding Paper Award.
“This selection constitutes a particular honor for me and for our campus,” Kevrekidis said. “SIAM, together with the American Physical Society, has always been my academic home, as far as professional societies go. From my very first contributed talk at SIAM’s Dynamical Systems almost 20 years ago and to this day, it remains an invaluable resource for my research, collaborations, exchange of information, dissemination of my own work and learning about the current state of the art in my areas of interest. To be selected as one of its fellows, and to be among its distinguished classes of fellows chosen over the years, makes this particularly humbling and a significant additional incentive for my future work.”
The society named the 28 distinguished new fellows for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help to advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. They will be recognized for their achievements during the society’s annual meeting in July in Pittsburgh.
Among SIAM’s goals are to “ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books and conferences.” It fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas to solve many real-world problems.
The society was founded in Philadelphia in 1951 by a small group of professionals inspired by the vision that applied mathematics should play an important role in advancing science and technology in industry. It is now an international community of more than 14,000 individuals and almost 500 institutions.