Athens, December 8, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
With a top mathematical distinction will be awarded on January 7, the Greek mathematician Konstantinos Dafermos.
The Greek mathematician, according to the famous American organisation «American Mathematical Society», will be awarded the Norbert Wiener Prize for 2016. This huge distinction is in recognition of his major contribution to the Partial Differential Equations and Physical Continuum.
According to AMS, Konstantinos Dafermos stands out by the way in which he combines deep knowledge of the issues he explores, with great mathematical precision. The American mathematical community describes the Greek professor as “one of the world’s leading, on the theory of Conservation Laws”.
Among his work stands out his contribution to the development of the theory of “Nonlinear Conservation Laws”, the introduction of new, innovative methods and their use on areas such as Continuum Mechanics, Gas Dynamic and Nonlinear Elasticity.
Dafermos has been director of Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems, assistant professor at the department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the University of Cornell, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Engineering Department of the University Johns Hopkins.
He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens and more specifically the School of Civil Engineering and has received his doctorate from the University Johns Hopkins. The contribution to the literature on the field of mechanics and differential equations is important, with several publications and scientific books. He has been proclaimed Honorary Doctor at the University of Athens, the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Crete.
The Norbert Wiener Award, one of the most important in the field of Applied Mathematics, will be awarded to him on January 7, 2016 in Seattle.