Awards and Recognitions
CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF ROBERT GULLIVER’S 60TH BIRTHDAY
This international conference on “Calculus of Variations and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations” will be held June 20-24, 2005 at the Center for the Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. The conference is in honor of the 60th birthdays of Professors Gulliver, Robert Hardt and Leon Simon. Professors Hardt (Rice University) and Simon (Stanford University) are our former faculty members. Professor Fang-Hua Lin (Courant Institute) (see also below in this section), a former student of Professor Hardt in Minnesota, is one of the organizers of the conference.
MCKNIGHT PRESIDENTIAL FELLOW AWARD TO TIAN-JUN LI
Professor Tian-Jun Li is the recipient of the McKnight Presidential Fellow Award. The Award was bestowed on him in June 2004 on the occasion of his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. This award is given each year to the most promising faculty granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. Professor Li is one of five faculty selected from the University. We congratulate Tian-Jun for this major recognition.
IT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD TO WILLARD MILLER
Professor Willard Miller is the recipient of the Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions to teaching, research and service to the Institute of Technology. We congratulate Willard on this major recognition.
DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA DEGREE TO JAMES SERRIN
A Conference in Honor of Regents’ Professor Emeritus James Serrin, on the occasion of awarding him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Francois-Rabelais, will be held at the University Francois-Rabelais, Tours, June 6-8, 2005. The title of the conference is “Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications.” We congratulate Professor Serrin on this great honor.
FANG-HUA LIN ELECTED TO AAAS
Professor Fang-Hua Lin, a 1985 graduate of our department, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of New York University. Professor Lin was awarded the 2002 Bocher Memorial Prize (see the 2003 issue of this Newsletter) and is a recipient of many other major honors. Academy President Patricia Meyer Spacks announced that the newly elected members “have made extraordinary contributions to their fields and disciplines.” We congratulate Fang-Hua on this great recognition.