Mathematician Peter Markowich named 2022 AMS Fellow

Creative self-portrait of mathematician Peter Markowich in front of paintings by Cy Twombly. Photo courtesy Peter Markowich

On November 1, 2021, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) announced its 2022 class of new Fellows. KAUST Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Dr. Peter Markowich joins 45 mathematical scientists from around the world named 2022 Fellows who are recognized by peers and the Society for their outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

Markowich is honored for his "contributions to partial differential equations, particularly the mathematical and numerical analysis of dispersive equations." He applies differential mathematics to disciplines such as physics, artificial intelligence, biology and engineering. One ongoing project involves working with plant physiologists to research the leaf venation patterns of plants, and apply knowledge learned about their biological transport systems to neuron networks in the human brain.

Fellows of the AMS represent the Society as a "public face of excellence" in mathematics, and are called upon to expand the network of mathematical leaders by selecting new Fellows, and advising the AMS Council on public matters as requested.

"It is an honor to welcome a new class of AMS Fellows and to congratulate them for their notable contributions to mathematics and to the profession," said AMS President Ruth Charney. "We extend our thanks to the nominators and members of the selection committee for their help in highlighting the outstanding achievements of their colleagues. Congratulations 2022 Fellows!"

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