Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., 1959
Columbia Univ: Mathematical Physics; Nonlinear Waves
James Glimm has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear analysis—winning the Amer. Math. Soc. Steele Prize— to quantum field theory—winning the American Physical Soc. Heineman Prize—and to computational fluid dynamics. The Department of Energy adopted Glimm’s front-track methodology for shock-wave calculations, e.g., simulating weapons performance. Glimm is a member of the Nat. Academy of Science and Academia Sinica and is a recipient of the National Medal of Science. In 2007-08, he was President of the Amer. Math Soc.
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