Monday, June 1, 2009

3 Awards in 5 Years

We wanted to make sure you saw this article in today's New York Times that celebrates the amazing work of some of our brilliant Courant mathematicians and professors.

The three N.Y.U. recipients are faculty members in the university’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Two of them, Peter D. Lax, who won the Abel in 2005, and Professor Varadhan, are lifers, having taught and conducted research at N.Y.U. since the middle of the last century. Dr. Lax, a professor emeritus who, at 83, is retired from teaching, earned both his B.A. and Ph.D. from N.Y.U. in the 1940s.

Born near St. Petersburg, Russia, which was Leningrad at the time, Dr. Gromov was a more recent hire, arriving in 1996 from the University of Maryland. He divides his time between N.Y.U., where he teaches in the spring, and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in France, where he is based in the fall.

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