08/23/2011 - 12:00am

Professor Gunther Uhlmann, the Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair in Mathematics at UCI, has been appointed a Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute. More information about the Rothschild Visiting Professors program can be found here.
Professor Uhlmann received his PhD in Mathematics from MIT in 1976. He has had postdoctoral appointments at Harvard, MIT and the Courant Institute at NYU. He has received several honors and awards including a Sloan Fellowship in 1984 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001. In 2004, the Institute of Scientific Information named him as a Highly Cited Researcher. He was elected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. He was elected a SIAM Fellow in 2010, for his contributions to the analysis of inverse problems and partial differential equations and was named as one of six Senior Scholars for 2010-2011 by the Clay Institute. He was also the recipient of the MSRI / UC Berkeley Chancellor's Award. Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded to top researchers who are also known for their excellent teaching credentials.
Most recently, he was awarded the 2011 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The Kleinman Prize is awarded biennially to an individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridges the gap between mathematics and applications, particularly work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology. Professor Uhlmann received the Bôcher Memorial Prize by American Mathematical Society (AMS) in January 2011 for his fundamental work on inverse problems, his incisive work on boundary rigidity and nonuniqueness (also known as cloaking). Presented every three years by the American Mathematical Society, the Bôcher Prize recognizes an outstanding research paper in the field of mathematical analysis that has appeared in the preceding six years.