Research, service earn math professor membership in Fellows

By Staff

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) recently named Mark J. Ablowitz, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, to its 2011 Class of Fellows for outstanding contributions to applied mathematics and computational science through research in the field and service to the larger community.

Ablowitz was among the 34 academics and professionals nominated by the SIAM community and will be recognized in July at the Seventh International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

SIAM recognized Ablowitz's contributions to research in the theory and applications of nonlinear waves. His work uses mathematical models to describe and understand physical phenomena by approximation, numerical and exact methods. A pioneer in the field, Ablowitz is a highly cited researcher and SIAM book author. He is best known for his research in the area of "inverse scattering transform," a method employed to solve nonlinear wave equations. He received a Sloan Fellowship for his early career research in the mid-'70s, and went on to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984.