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2016

Congratulations to Professor Eitan Tadmor who has been elected Chair of the SIAM activity program on the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations.

CSCAMM is very happy to welcome Sandra Cerrai, Wojciech Czaja, Charles David Levermore, Dio Margetis (who was already associated with CSCAMM), Antoine Mellet and Konstantina Trivisa as new Faculty members.

CSCAMM expresses all its thanks and gratitude to Professor Eitan Tadmor who served as Director since the creation of the Center. Thanks to Prof. Tadmor's leadership, constant nurturing and endless energy, CSCAMM grew into a center of excellence, nationally and internationally renowned for its exceptional research environment.

Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin will serve as CSCAMM interim Director as of July 1, 2016.

CSCAMM welcomes Andrew Arensburger as our new IT manager. Andrew brings with him over 20 years expertise of IT service at UMD, and a variety of technical skills.

Congratulations to Ming Zhong who defended his PhD thesis “Hierarchical Reconstruction Method for Solving Ill-posed Linear Inverse Problems” and accepted a 3-year post-doc offer at John Hopkins University.

Congratulations to Geoffrey Clapp who defended his PhD thesis “Applying Mathematical Models to Study the Role of the Immune System in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia”.

Congratulations to Siming He and Zhenfu Wang who have been awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship.

Congratulations to Jacob Bedrossian (CSCAMM/Mathematics) who has been awarded a prestigious 5-year NSF CAREER award for his proposal “Inviscid Limits and Stability at High Reynolds Numbers.

In the News — Dr. Anil Zenginoglu's research on the inner singularity in rotating black holes was featured in Forbes magazine and EurekAlert.

Congratulations to Dr. Anil Zenginoglu and his wife Simran on the birth of their second daughter.

2015

Congratulations to Geoffrey Clapp who was awarded M.S. degree for his work “Incorporating Asymmetric Stem Cell Division into the Roeder Model for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia”

Professor Radu Balan's research on building a smaller device to pick up bigger noises … Read more…

CSCAMM welcomes Sara Moran as Coordinator. She joins CSCAMM with 15 years' administrative experience at UMD.

CSCAMM welcomes Professor Gil Ariel from Bar-Ilan University as a KI-Net/CSCAMM visitor for FY16. Prof. Ariel research interests include multiscale theory and computation, modelling and simulation of biological systems, biophysics and physical chemistry.

CSCAMM is always in the race: Congratulations to Dana Botesteanu, who finished the Rock & Roll DC Marathon in 5:07:18.

Published -- a new book authored by Gadi Fibich "The nonlinear Schrodinger equation".

Congratulations to Prof. Eitan Tadmor for being awarded the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize.

Congratulations to Prof. Jacob Bedrossian who was awarded a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Math.

2014

Congratulations to Dr. Changhui Tan who accepted an offer as a three year Lovett Instructor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Rice University beginning summer 2015.

Congratulations to Jim Greene who accepted an offer as a two-year Harold H. Martin Fellowship Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Rutgers University, beginning in summer 2015.

CSCAMM welcomes Professor Gadi Fibich from Tel-Aviv University as a KI-Net/CSCAMM visitor for FY15. Prof. Fibich research interests include, among others, theory numerics and experiments of nonlinear optics, auctioning and marketing, queuing theory and computer graphics.

CSCAMM welcomes Assistant Professor Jacob Bedrossian as a new CSCAMM faculty member with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics. Prof. Bedrossian's research interests include stability and mixing in fluids and plasmas, calculus of variations and pattern formation, chemotaxis models and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

2014

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Rey. He accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Universite de Lille.

Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin will serve as CSCAMM associate Director as of July 1, 2014.

Congratulations to Professor Doron Levy (CSCAMM/Mathematics) who was named as a 2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Congratulations to graduate student Dana-Adriana Botesteanu (CSCAMM/AMSC) who completed the Rock and Roll Marathon in Washington, D.C. on March 14th with a time of 5hr 20min 55sec.

Congratulations to Professor Radu Balan (CSCAMM/Mathematics) who directed the UMd team as 2014 Meritorious Winner in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling and to graduate student Dana-Adriana Botesteanu (CSCAMM/AMSC) who was part of coaching team.
Read more here.

Eitan Tadmor delivered the SIAM invited address at the 2014 MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting held in Baltimore, January 15 - 18 2014

2013

Congratulations to Thomas Rey and his wife Fred, on the birth of their son Camille Rey on Tuesday November 26th.

Professor Kayo Ide will speak on “The Role of the Antarctic Polar Vortex and Rossby Wave Breaking on Large-Scale Stirring in the Lower Stratosphere” at the Tenth Annual Symposium of the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:35-5pm in the Kay Boardroom of the Kim Building.

Doron Levy, Mathematics and Center for Scientific Computation & Mathematical Modeling will give the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher (DST) Lecture “The Mathematics of Cancer” on November 7, 4:00 PM, 1410 Physics.

A meeting of CSCAMM faculty with AMSC students will be held at the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) on Nov 1 from 10am to noon. The meeting will provide a platform for presentation of CSCAMM faculty research and Q&A with AMSC students. A follow-up lunch 12-1pm will be hosted by CSCAMM. Click here for a schedule of talks.

The Maryland Mathematical Modeling Contest (M3C) is a new intramural competition based on the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). M3C seeks to mimic the structure of the MCM, and M3C winners have the opportunity to compete in the MCM as well. More information can be found here.

CSCAMM hosted the 2013 Interdisciplinary Summer School: Data Assimilation in Geosciences from June 3-14. Video recording of all sessions and PDF's of the presentations can be found on the CSCAMM Tutorial Lectures page.

Congratulations to Qin Li who was awarded her PhD on Monday, May 6th from the Math Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Congratulations to Changhui Tan who has been awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship.

Congratulations to Dr. Sébastien Motsch who accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor at the School of Mathematical & Statistical Science in Arizona State University

Congratulations to Changhui Tan and his wife Wei Guo who got married February 2013 in Annapolis.

Congratulations to Professor Doron Levy who was awarded by the University as a 2013-2014 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers award for outstanding scholarly accomplishments.

CSCAMM welcomes Dr. Yongyong Cai from National University of Singapore, as a new KI-Net Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Tadmor. His post-doc is split between the Math department at UW Madison and CSCAMM at UMd.

The CSCAMM seminar room audio-visual system was upgraded over winter break. The new A/V system includes an easy-to-use Room Control system, identical to the system found in rooms campus wide. This system controls a new full HD projector and matching wide-format screen.
Our thanks to CSCAMM's IT Manager, Jeff Henrikson, who worked tirelessly on making this upgrade possible.

CSCAMM welcomes Dr. Roman Andreev from ETH, Zurich, as a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Tadmor.

CSCAMM is happy to welcome our newest staff member Scott Boutaugh as Coordinator.

2012

Congratulations to Dr. Trygve Karper who accepted an offer as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, in the Université Paul Sabatier.

Congratulations to Dio Margetis who was awarded the university Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) for Spring 2014.

A meeting of CSCAMM faculty with AMSC students will be held at the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) on Nov 2, from 10am-Noon. The meeting will provide a platform for presentation of CSCAMM faculty research and Q&A with AMSC students. A follow-up lunch 12-1pm will be hosted by CSCAMM. AMSC students and CSCAMM post-docs are welcome.

Prof. Eitan Tadmor was named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. This program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

Doron Levy was appointed as the Math Department "Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies".

CSCAMM welcomes Dr. Thomas Rey from Institut Camille Jordan, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, as a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Tadmor.

Congratulations to Dio Margetis on being promoted to Full Professor.

CSCAMM is happy to welcome our newest staff member Ann Ekechukwu as Coordinator.

Congratulations to Kayo Ide on being promoted to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Shelby Wilson who passed her PhD defense and has accepted a position as postdoctoral fellow at Inria Grenoble-Rhone Alpes.

Congratulations to Amanda Galante who passed her PhD defense and has accepted the position of “Senior Professional Staff" at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Congratulations to Dr Hantaek Bae who accepted an offer as a “Krener Assistant Professor" at the UC Davis Math department.

Congratulations to Dr Courtney Davis. She has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.

A new NSF award: KI-net -- “Kinetic description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences”.

A five-year $5M NSF collaborative proposal for a new Research Network in Math Sciences (RNMS) was awarded Feb. 16, 2012. Research Networks is a recent new mode of operation for the Math Sciences in the NSF. The ultimate goal of the KI-net is the development, analysis and computation of novel kinetic descriptions with various applications in quantum dynamics with applications to chemistry, to network dynamics with applications to social sciences, and to kinetic models of biological processes. It will be centered around three hubs: CSCAMM serving as the leading hub (PI: Eitan Tadmor CSCAMM/Math/IPST) together with ICES at UT Austin hub (PI: I. Gamba), and the Department of Mathematics at the UW-Madison hub (PI: S. Jin). At the initial stage, they will inter-connect 12 nodes through a series of edges, involving 25 core participants.

2011

Congratulations to Valerie and Alan Lum on the birth of their healthy baby boy. Garrett Lum was born December 18th weighing in at a healthy 8 lbs 9 oz. Mom and baby are doing well.

Congratulations to Hantaek Bae: Hantaek and his wife Jessica got married October 2011 in New-York.

Congratulations to AMSC student Amanda Galante who was awarded the 2011-2012 Dr. Ruth Davis Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements, and to AMSC student Changhui Tan who was awarded the 2011-2012 Mark E. Lachtman Graduate Student Award.

Congratulations to Kayo Ide, AOSC, CSCAMM, IPST, and ESSIC who is this year's winner of the CMNS Board of Visitors Junior Faculty Award, recognizing her accomplishments in research and education.

Prof. Dionisios Margetis, Department of Mathematics, IPST and CSCAMM, was the plenary speaker of the Fall meeting of Washington-Baltimore Section of the SIAM, held on WEDNESDAY, November 16, in the Clipper Room in Shriver Hall on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University.
Prof. Margetis presented a lecture entitled "A Tale of Two Scales:   From discrete schemes to Partial Differential Equations in epitaxial growth."

CSCAMM welcomes Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin as a new CSCAMM faculty member (a joint appointment with the department of Mathematics). Prof. Jabin's research interests include transport equations, mathematical models for biology, kinetic equations, and many-particles systems.

Congratulations to Dr. Suleyman Ulusoy. He has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Zirve University in Gaziantep, Turkey.

On May 11, Prof. Radu Balan (CSCAMM and Math) gave the Washington-Baltimore Section of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) expository lecture entitled "Sparse Component Analysis: Use of Statistical Methods and Sparse Signal Representations in Convolutive Blind Source Separation Problems"

Congratulations to Prof. Radu Balan and Prof. Doron Levy on being promoted to Full Professors.

Congratulations to Dr. Knut Waagan. He has accepted a position as an Acting assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle starting next academic year.

Prof. Dionisios Margetis (Math and CSCAMM) has been selected to receive the CMNS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Suleyman Ulusoy and his family on the birth of their healthy baby boy.

The winners of the 2011 Monroe H. Martin Prize, Prof. Joel Tropp and Prof. Adam Oberman, gave talks on "Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing low-rank matrix decompositions" and, respectively, on "Discrete Geometric Game Interpretations of Nonlinear Elliptic Partial Differential Equations" at the Monroe H. Martin Lectures on April 13th.

The CSCAMM seminar on March 30 featured a talk by Dr. Charles W. Clark and Dr. Bruce R. Miller of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on "The NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions".

CSCAMM welcomes Alina Chertock - North Carolina State University, Maria Lukacova - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Jose Carrillo - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Christian Klingenberg - University of Würzburg, and Jorge Balbas - California State University, Northridge who will be visiting CSCAMM during the month of March 2011.

CSCAMM welcomes Dr. Trygve Karper as a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate. He comes to us from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Prof. Dio Margetis (CSCAMM/Mathematics) is ranked as the #2 instructor at the University of Maryland by OurUMD.com, a student run site.

Eitan Tadmor (CSCAMM, Mathematics & IPST) gave a series of invited lectures at the North British Differential Equations Seminar in the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, and Leeds.

Dio Margetis (CSCAMM/Mathematics) was elected as the secretary of the SIAM Activity Group in mathematical aspects of materials science for 2011-13.

2010

Doron Levy (CSCAMM/Math) was appointed to the Editorial Board of the "Bulletin of Mathematical Biology" a leading journal devoted to research on computational, theoretical and experimental biology and the official journal of the Society for Mathematical Biology.

CSCAMM welcomes Dr. Courtney Davis as a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate. She comes to us from the University of Utah.

Congratulations to Chad Galley who accepted a post-doc offer from the California Institute of Technology, beginning in August 2010.

Congratulations to John Silberholz who accepted admission to grad school at MIT, for fall 2011, and is starting a new smart grid company called Enertaq.

Congratulations to Cristian Tomasetti who accepted a two and a half years post-doc offer from both the Department of Biostatistics of Harvard University and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Harvard's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, beginning in January 2011.

Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin from Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis has accepted the offer to join CSCAMM (a joint appointment with the department of Mathematics). Professor Jabin visited CSCAMM in fall 2009, in connection with the kinetic Focus Research Group.

Congratulations to Amanada Galante (president) and Shelby Wilson for being selected to AMSC student council.

Congratulations to Amanda Galante and to Shelby Wilson for passing their Ph.D. candidacy exams. The title of Amanda's talk is: "Mathematical models of interaction between cancer and the immune system." Shelby spoke about "Mathematical models of immune regulation and immunodominance." Congratulations Amanda and Shelby!

There was a live webcast of the 2010 Tutorial School on Fluid Dynamics: Topics in Turbulence. This webcast was open to all. The webcast began with the "Welcoming Remarks" at 8:45 am EDT on Monday May 24th, and continue through Thursday May 28th. A schedule of events is posted.

Congratulations to John Silberholz (CSCAMM Undergraduate) who has accepted admission to grad school at MIT, got an NSF graduate fellowship application, was chosen as one of the 5 undergraduate researchers of the year at UMD, and was chosen as outstanding senior in the Math department.

"Integrating post-newtonian equations on graphics processing units", by HF. Herrmann, J. Silberholz, M. Bellone, G. Guerberoff, M. Tiglio, has been accepted as a "Fast Track Communication" in Classical and Quantum Gravity.

Congratulations to John Silberholz for being selected as a Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award competition for 2010.

2009

Congratulations to John Silberholz for being selected as a Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award competition for 2010.

Anil Zenginoglu's (CSCAMM/Physics) article "Universality of global dynamics for the cubic wave equation," published with Piotr Bizon in Nonlinearity, has been included in the October edition of IOP-Select.

Congratulations to Enrique Pazos who defended his Ph.D. thesis on November 13.

Professor Eitan Tadmor (CSCAMM/MATH/IPST) will be speaking at the 2010 Abel symposia at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway. The annual Abel Symposium, has been established by the Board for the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund.

Congratulations to Professor Dionisios Margetis joint CSCAMM/Math/IPST for being awarded an NSF CAREER award.

Congratulations to Prashant Athavale who defended his Ph.D. thesis on July 10. He was awarded a two-year post-doc fellowship at UCLA./p>

Congratulations to Doron Levy (CSCAMM/Mathematics) who has been awarded a 2008-2009 Departmental Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching. The award, from the Center for Teaching Excellence, is for his development of a new calculus course that specifically targets Biology majors.

Congratulations to John Silberholz who was awarded a Goldwater scholarship. The Goldwater scholarships is a very prestigious undergraduate national competition for which UM is entitled to nominate 4 candidates.

December 2008

Professors Manuel Tiglio and Bill Dorland (Physics/IREAP) received a 'professor partnership' award from NVIDIA to support their research on heterogeneous computing. Their research groups are using NVIDIA's CUDA and Teslas supercomputers to numerically simulate black holes

July 2008

Professor Manuel Tiglio (Physics/CSCAMM) was awarded an NSF grant on "Nonlinear Numerical Simulations of Einstein's Equations"

August 2008

Professors Eitan Tadmor (Math/CSCAMM/IPST) and Thanos Tzavaras (Math) were awarded a National Science Foundation Focus Research Group (FRG) grant: Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena: Modeling, Theory and Computation.
This is a collaborative award which involves researchers from the universities of Maryland (as the lead institution), Brown, Iowa State, Wisconsin-Madison, Arizona State, Texas-Austin and Toulouse, France. The FRG will be housed at CSCAMM. Among its goals, this FRG is expected to provide a platform for interdisciplinary interactions with researchers from related disciplines working on kinetic descriptions of complex phenomena, including those from the DOE Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) which is also housed in CSCAMM.
More can be found at //www.cscamm.umd.edu/frg

Professor Doron Levy (CSCAMM/Math) and Professor Wolfgang Losert (Physics/IREAP/IPST) have organized a Research Interaction Team (RIT) on Cancer Dynamics.  [colloquium schedule]

Paul Cassak’s thesis entitled Catastrophe Model for the Onset of Fast Magnetic Reconnection, advised by Professors James F. Drake and Michael Shay, was awarded the 2008 F. L. Scarf dissertation award by the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union. Paul Cassak graduated in 2006 while being supported by the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD).

July 2008

Professor Bill Dorland (Physics/CSCAMM) will be Director of the University of Maryland Honors Program beginning January 1, 2009. [announcement from Associate Provost Hamilton]

June 2008

Professor Doron Levy (Math/CSCAMM) was recently recognized (also here) for his contributions towards developing a cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. His joint work with professors of medicine was recently publicized in the NSF discoveries webpage here; you can also watch Levy’s interview here

Radu Balan (Math/CSCAMM) was a awarded an NSF grant on “Nonlinear Signal Processing and Wireless Communications using Frames and Operator Theory”

May 2008


Bill Dorland's (Physics/CSCAMM/IREAP) proposal “Fluctuations Spectra and Anomalous Heating in Magnetized Plasma Turbulence” won a 2008 DOE INCITE award for 4M hours of computer time for turbulence calculations.

January 2008

New International Master Program: "MathMods - Mathematical Modeling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications", funded by the European Union.  Starting in 2008/2009 non-European students may receive grants from the EU to attend the course.

The paper A multi-block infrastructure for three-dimensional time-dependent numerical relativity, by Erik Schnetter, Peter Diener, Ernst Nils Dorband and Manuel Tiglio; Class. Quantum Grav. 23 No 16 S553-S578 (2006) has been selected by the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity as one of the highlights of years 2006-2007.

December 2007

CSCAMM welcomes Ryusuke Numata as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics

The paper A multi-block infrastructure for three-dimensional time-dependent numerical relativity, by Erik Schnetter, Peter Diener, Ernst Nils Dorband and Manuel Tiglio; Class. Quantum Grav. 23 No 16 S553-S578 (2006) has been selected by the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity as one of the highlights of years 2006-2007.

September 2007

Radu Balan gave a lecture entitled "Estimator for Number of Sources using Minimum Description Length Criterion for Blind Sparse Source Mixture" at ICA 2007, September 11.

May 2007

The Washington-Baltimore SIAM Spring Meeting 2007 featured a lecture by Professor Eitan Tadmor: "Separation of Scales: Spectral Edge Detection and Hierarchical Decompositions in Images".  The meeting was held Wednesday, May 2.

January 2007

Congratulations to Bin Cheng who won the Spotlight on Graduate Research Competition of 2006-07 Monroe Martin Prize for his talk "On the Long Time Regularity of the Shallow Water Equations".

August 2006

Congratulations to Christopher Blakely who won the student paper/presentation competition at the 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Los Angeles, CA (July 2006). More on his lecture on “Hybrid Meshless / Spectral-Element Method for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics on the Sphere” can be found here

Christopher Blakely will talk on his Hybrid Meshless/Spectral-Element Method for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics on the Sphere at the 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Los Angeles, CA (July 2006).  More can be found here.

Bin Cheng will present his work on the Long Time Regularity of the Shallow Water Equations at the Eleventh International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems in Lyon, France, and at SIAM Conference on Analysis of PDEs in Boston, MA (July 2006).

Dongming Wei will present his work on the Conditional Global Regularity of the 1D Euler-Poisson Equations with Pressure at the SIAM Conference on Analysis of PDEs in Boston, MA (July 2006).

Weigang Zhong will give a talk on Entropy Stable Approximations of Navier-Stoke Equations with No Artificial Numerical Viscosity at the Eleventh International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems in Lyon, France, and at SIAM Conference on Analysis of PDEs in Boston, MA (July 2006).

Ning Jiang was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Congratulations to Dr. William Dorland on being elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society.


May 2006

*Posted* lectures and tutorials from the CSCAMM workshop on High Frequency Wave Propagation

Daniel Dunlavy was awarded the post-doctoral John von Neumann Research Fellowship in Computational Science at Sandia National Laboratories

Eitan Tadmor referenced in National Cancer Institute's Cancer Bulletin for his contributions to the Center for Cancer Research

The DOE Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) was awarded jointly to the University of Maryland and UCLA. In Maryland, CMPD will be hosted by CSCAMM


May 2005

Congratulations


Daniel Dunlavy was awarded the post-doctoral John von Neumann Research Fellowship in Computational Science at Sandia National Laboratories

March 2005

MONROE H. MARTIN PRIZE

THE INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park, is pleased to announce the Seventh Monroe H. Martin Prize. The prize will be awarded for an outstanding paper in applied mathematics (including numerical analysis) by a young research worker. Candidates must be residents of North America and have not reached their 36th birthday by July 31, 2005. The submitted paper must be by a single author and have been published or accepted for publication in the open literature. The work must not have been performed in connection with the completion of requirements for an academic degree. The candidate must neither be, nor have been, affliated with the University of Maryland.

Applications from qualified candidates, or nominations, are solicited for the Monroe H. Martin prize. Entries should include a copy of the paper or contribution, with a covering letter, and for full consideration be submitted before July 31, 2005 to

Dr. R. Roy, DIRECTOR
INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND 20742-2431

The award will be announced by November 1, 2005. The recipient will be asked to present his or her work at the Monroe H. Martin Lecture at the University of Maryland in December, 2005, and will be awarded a prize of $5,000 plus travel expenses.

The Monroe H. Martin prize was established to commemorate the achievements of Professor Emeritus Monroe H. Martin, former Director of the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics, and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.
Previous prize winners are Neil Berger (1975), Marshall Slemrod (1980), Jonathan Goodman (1985), Marek Rychlik (1990), A. M. Stuart (1995), Z. Xia (1995), R.J. McCann (2000), and Y. Grabovsky (2000).
 

May 27, 2004

A new DOE fusion science center, the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD), was awarded jointly to the University of Maryland and UCLA. In Maryland, CMPD will be hosted by CSCAMM.

From CMNS News: On May 27, Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, announced the selection of the University of Maryland/University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Rochester to host two new Fusion Science Centers. "These two Fusion Science Centers will strengthen basic research into the frontiers of fusion science, a central mission of the department’s fusion energy sciences program,” Dr. Orbach said. “The centers will train students to meet the U.S. fusion program’s future needs and help our fusion program communicate about our progress and accomplishments with the broader scientific community.” The University of Maryland and UCLA will jointly host the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) using facilities at both of the schools. WILLIAM DORLAND, Physics/CSCAMM/IREAP, is the Co-Principal Investigator and will direct UMD’s participation in CMPD which is housed within the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) – a recent major initiative within the College to promote research activity in new algorithms and mathematical modeling in the physical sciences. DOE funding for the University of Maryland/UCLA-led Fusion Science Center will total $6.4 million over five years." //www.cscamm.umd.edu/cmpd/

February 26, 2004

Article from The Diamondback discusses the Access Grid Node operated by CSCAMM.

September 17, 2003

Mr. James Gehrig, CSCAMM friend and benefactor, died at his home in Alexandria, VA.

August 6, 2003

Mr. James Gehrig, retired Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, donated his expansive collection of mathematics and physical sciences books to help establish a library at the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling.

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