By David Murphy
KAUST Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Dr. Peter Markowich has been named a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). EASA members are chosen based on their exceptional achievements in science, arts, and governance and their contributions to society through publications, scientific work, or leadership roles. Markowich will officially be inducted as a member at the organization's annual inauguration ceremony in early 2023.
Founded in 1990, the EASA is a European non-governmental association committed to promoting scientific and societal progress. The EASA’s 2,000 plus members, including more than 30 Nobel Prize laureates, are “dedicated to innovative research, interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration and the exchange and dissemination of knowledge.”
Markowich’s research applies differential equations 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 more than 200 scientific papers in top international journals. He has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the Wittgenstein Prize from the Austrian Science Fund, the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society and the Humboldt Research Award. Markowich is also a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.