Andrew Majda
Andrew Majda  

 
Born 
East Chicago, Indiana  30 January 1949
Nationality  American 
Alma mater 
Stanford University Purdue University 
Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  New York University 
Doctoral advisor  Ralph S. Phillips 
Doctoral students  Andrea Bertozzi 
Andrew Joseph Majda (born 30 January 1949) is an American mathematician and the Morse Professor of Arts and Sciences at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University.^{[1]} He is known for his theoretical contributions to partial differential equations as well as his applied contributions to diverse areas including shock waves, combustion, incompressible flow, vortex dynamics, and atmospheric sciences. Majda is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher in mathematics.^{[2]}
Career
Born in East Chicago, Indiana, Majda received a B.S. degree in mathematics from Purdue University in 1970. He then received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Stanford University in 1971 and 1973, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis advisor was Ralph S. Phillips. He began his scientific career as an instructor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences from 1973 to 1975. Prior to returning to the Courant Institute in 1994, he held professorships at Princeton University during 19841994, the University of California, Berkeley during 19781984, and the University of California, Los Angeles during 19761978. At Courant Institute, Majda has been instrumental in setting up the "Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science" which aims to promote crossdisciplinary research with modern applied mathematics in climate modeling and prediction.
Honors and awards
 The Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research  2016 ^{[3]}
 Lagrange Prize of ICIAM  2015 ^{[4]}
 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics  2013^{[5]}
 Honorary Doctorate of Science and Honorary Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China  2008
 Medal of the College de France  2007
 The New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences  2004
 Honorary Doctorate of Science, Purdue University  2000
 Gibbs Lecturer of the American Mathematical Society  1995
 National Academy of Sciences Prize in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis  1992
 John von Neumann Lecture Prize of SIAM  1990^{[6]}
 Medal of the College de France  1982
Majda is a member of National Academy of Sciences,^{[7]} American Mathematical Society, American Physical Society, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[8]}
Books
 Information theory and stochastics for multiscale nonlinear systems with Rafail V. Abramov, Marcus J. Grote, American Mathematical Society, 2005.
 Vorticity and Incompressible Flow with Andrea L. Bertozzi, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
 Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Theories for Basic Geophysical Flows with Xiaoming Wang, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
 Filtering Complex Turbulent Systems with John Harlim, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
 Introduction to Turbulent Dynamical Systems in Complex Systems, Springer, 2016.
References
 ↑ Andrew Majda at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
 ↑ Thomson ISI. "Majda, Andrew J., ISI Highly Cited Researchers". Retrieved 20090620.
 ↑ Leroy P. Steele Prizes
 ↑ ICIAM Prizes
 ↑ Norbert Wiener Prizes
 ↑ "The John von Neumann Lecture". Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 20090621.
 ↑ "Majda, Andrew J". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20090621.
 ↑ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20130202.