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Academician E Weinan Awarded 2023 ICIAM Maxwell Prize
Sep 22, 2022
Screenshot of the prize announcement

Peking University, 22 September, 2022: On September 19, The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) announced the awardees for the 2023 ICIAM Prizes. The ICIAM Maxwell Prize was awarded to E Weinan, a professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, for his seminal contributions to applied mathematics, particularly on the analysis and application of machine learning algorithms, multi-scale modelling, the modelling of rare events and stochastic partial differential equations.

The prizes will be awarded at the Opening Ceremony of the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Tokyo, Japan in August, 2023.

Professor E’s research work draws inspiration from various disciplines of sciences, and has made profound impact in fluid dynamics, chemistry, material sciences, and soft condensed matter physics. Some of his many contributions include the resolution of many long-standing scientific problems such as the Burgers turbulence problem, and the Cauchy-Born rule for crystalline solids. 

Professor E Weinan in a lecture

Professor E is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, dean of the Beijing Institute of Big Data Research, and director of the Center for Machine Learning Research at PKU. Some of his many accolades include receiving the Gordon Bell Prize from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2020, the ICIAM Collatz Prize in 2003, and the Peter Henrici Prize from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and ETH Zürich in 2019. 

Written by: Glenda Ho
Edited by: Li Wanqi 
Source: PKU News (Chinese)