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Larry Guth Wins Prize in Mathematics

Posted on 11/18/15 in News

The Breakthrough Prize and its founders Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, announced the recipients of the 2016 awards at the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2015.  […]

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Tkatchenko Contributes to Recent Achievement in Chemistry

Posted on 11/5/15 in News

An article in a recent issue of Nature entitled “Software predicts slew of fiendish crystal structures” prominently mentions Alexandre Tkatchenko, who led a research team at Fritz Haber Institute that contributed to the prediction of the crystal structure of five, complex, ‘drug-like’ organic molecules. The […]

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IPAM Program Organizers and Board Member Named AMS Fellows

Posted on 11/4/15 in News

The American Math Society (AMS) has announced their 2016 Fellows. This year, four IPAM program organizers and one board member are honored with this distinction: Eric Carlen (Rutgers) – organizer of Kinetic Transport long program Alice Chang (Princeton) – founding member of IPAM’s Science Advisory […]

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Overcoming the Curse of Dimensionality for Control Theory

Posted on 10/30/15 in Research Articles

Optimal control problems lead to Hamilton-Jacobi Bellman (HJB) differential equations in many space variables for finding the cost function to be optimized. This beautiful connection has not generally led to effective numerical methods because grid based solutions of partial differential equations in n variables generally […]

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