By David Murphy
KAUST Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Dr. Peter Markowich has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). IMA Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have shown demonstrable achievement and competence in the development or application of mathematics.
The IMA aims to advance mathematical knowledge and its applications by promoting and enhancing mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The society has a membership of over 5,000 qualified and practicing mathematicians, as well as individuals with an interest in the subject.
Markowich’s research applies differential mathematics to physics, artificial intelligence, biology, and engineering. In particular, he focuses on deepening the understanding of the mathematical and numerical analysis of partial differential equations (PDEs) and their application in the aforementioned disciplines.
The Austrian-Italian researcher, who joined KAUST in 2011, is a prolific researcher and author, with nearly 14,000 citations and contributions to more than 270 projects. Throughout his career, he has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including the Wittgenstein Prize from the Austrian Science Fund and the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society. Markowich is also a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and the American Mathematical Society.