Osher Receives Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize

Posted on 8/18/14 in News


At the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, Korea, Stanley Osher received the Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize for Applications of Mathematics, which is granted jointly by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the German Mathematical Society. The prize citation says that Osher received the prize “for his influential contributions to several fields in applied mathematics, and for his far-ranging inventions that have changed our conception of physical, perceptual, and mathematical concepts, giving us new tools to apprehend the world.” Along with the Fields Medal, the Gauss Prize is one of only four prizes awarded by the IMU, and it is one of the highest honors that a mathematician can receive. Osher is IPAM’s Director for Special Projects and has been closely involved with IPAM since its inception in 2000.

Congratulations as well to two other recent IPAM speakers and organizers. Subhash Khot won the Nevanlinna Prize, and Martin Hairer received the Fields Medal.