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Mathematics

James Glimm, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He also is Director of the Center for Data Intensive Computing at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He was honored with the 2002 National Medal of Science for his work in shock wave theory, the New York Academy of Sciences Award in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences in 1979, the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics in 1980, and the Steele Prize by the American Mathematical Society in 1983. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow (1963-64 and 65-66).

Specific areas of expertise: Stochastic analysis. Partial differential equations. Statistical physics. Numerical simulation and modeling.

Wei Zhu, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from UCLA, a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UCLA, an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in Mathematics from East China Normal University in Shanghai. In 2003, she led a team of Stony Brook researchers who developed a complicated mathematical formula which identifies protein patterns to detect ovarian cancer. She also is a Visiting Scientist at the Center for Data Intensive Computing at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Specific areas of expertise: Proteomics. Statistical physics.

John Milnor, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences and an internationally recognized mathematician. He was awarded the Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition in 2004 by the American Mathematical Society; he also was given the award in 1982. Dr. Milnor was a 1962 winner of the Fields Medal, which is awarded internationally for outstanding existing work in mathematics as well as the promise of future achievement.

Specific areas of expertise: Mathematical exposition.

Dennis Sullivan, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mathematics whose research focuses on developing new fields of mathematics and discovering ways to connect seemingly unrelated disciplines. He was awarded the 2004 National Medal of Science and in 1994 received the King Faisal International Prize for Science. He has also held faculty positions at Princeton, MIT and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in France.

Specific areaa of expertise: Holomorphic dynamics, Smooth dynamical systems, Low dimensional dynamics, Hyperbolic geometry and Kleinian groups, Foliations and laminations, PDE and Fluid dynamics