Roberto Camassa Awarded SIAM’s 2022 Kruskal Prize

Camassa - Kruskal Prize

March 10, 2022

Congratulations to Roberto Camassa, Kenan Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences, for earning the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ Kruskal Prize for his work to advance the understanding of nonlinear wave evolution.

Roberto Camassa will deliver the Kruskal Prize Lecture at the bi-annual SIAM Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures meeting in Bremen, Germany this summer. He joins some absolute superstars in applied math with this. To date, Roberto is the sixth recipient, our own Chris Jones received the prize in 2016, so 1/3 of all awardees came from UNC for this international prize in applied mathematics. The SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures presents this award every two years to one individual for a notable body of mathematics and contributions in the field of nonlinear waves and coherent structures. Please extend congratulations to Roberto for this distinguished honor.

(Photo By Jeyhoun Allebaugh)