Feng Kang Distinguished Lecture 2009

Douglas N. Arnold ( http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/ ) is the McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota . He received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1979. He served as director of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications IMA from 2001 through 2008. Starting from 2009, Prof. Arnold serves as the President of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics . SIAM is the world's leading professional organization for applied mathematicians and computational scientists.

Prof. Arnold's research interests include numerical analysis, partial differential equations, mechanics, and in particular, the interplay between these fields. Arnold has written about 80 papers, serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals , and has been designated as a Highly Cited Author by Thomson ISI. In 1991 he was awarded the first International Giovanni Sacchi Landriani Prize by the Academy of Arts and Letters of Lombardy Institute in Milan in 1991 for "outstanding contributions to the field of numerical methods for partial differential equations." In 2002 he was a plenary lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing . In 2008 he was awarded a Guggenhein Fellowship.

  Public Lecture: Stability, Consistency, and Convergence: A 21st Century Viewpoint

Time: 16:00-17:00, April 7, 2009

Venue: Lecture Hall of the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Academic Lecture:Finite element differential forms and mixed finite elements

Time: 10:00-11:00, April 9, 2009

Venue: Room 311, Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


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