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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SIAM
ETHZ Henrici Prize
for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis ...
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Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics of PDEs, Bethesda, Maryland, April 2014
SIAM invited address,
The Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, January 2014
AMS Fellow, 2012 inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
KInet: NSF Resercah Network on
Kinetic description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences, 20122017
NSF Focus Research Group:
Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena, 20082012
Founding CoDirector, NSF
Institute for Pure and Applied mathematics (IPAM), UCLA, 1999
ISIHighlyCited.com 2001 list of most cited researchers in mathematics
Rotchschild Fellowship 1980
Research profile:
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Microsoft Academic Search
Math SciNet
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Web of knowledge
Biography, research accomplishments and signficant publications
Research overview Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics 4(3) (2004) 265270
IMS Interview IMPRINTS June 2005, p.15.
Selected references on
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Entropy stability •
Convergence rate •
Spectral viscosity •
Hierrachical decompositions •
Critical thresholds
CentPack: A package of highresolution central schemes for nonlinear conservation laws
Selected talks: A list of selected invited addresses
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