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Richard Tapia Receives 2014 Vannevar Bush Award

Posted on 8/14/14 in News

The National Science Board awarded Richard Tapia the 2014 Vannevar Bush Award which recognizes “exceptional, lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology and public policy.” Since the late […]

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Richard Tapia

SIAM Recognizes IPAM Participants

Posted on 7/21/14 in News

A number of IPAM participants, speakers, organizers and board members were honored at the 2014 SIAM meeting. Weinan E (Princeton) received the Theodore von Karman Prize. John Lowengrub (UC Irvine) was awarded the Julian Cole Lectureship. Irene Gamba (Univ. of Texas) gave the AWM-SIAM Sonia […]

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Weinan E

IPAM Board Members and Participants Named to Highly Cited Researchers

Posted on 6/30/14 in News

A number of IPAM Science Advisory Board (SAB) members, organizers, speakers, and participants are named to Highly Cited Researchers in a new survey which takes the top 1% in each field of highly cited papers between 2002 and 2012. As noted on their site, Highly […]

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The Kakeya problem

Posted on 6/29/14 in Research Articles

Submitted by Larry Guth (MIT) The Kakeya problem is an open problem in Euclidean geometry, and it was a central theme in the 2014 IPAM long program, Algebraic Techniques for Combinatorial and Computational Geometry. It is elementary to state, but it’s also a model for […]

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