Recently, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) awarded the Department's Dr. Mark Hoefer with the 2020 T. Brooke Benjamin Prize.
In a letter from the Department Chair, Dr. Keith Julien expressed that "The SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (SIAG/NWCS) awards the T. Brooke Benjamin Prize every two years to one mid-career established researcher for recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear waves, as evidenced by a body of work with at least one significant publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings within the four calendar years preceding the award year. The prize is awarded to a researcher who has been in the profession at least 10 years and no more than 20 years preceding the award date. Candidates who have not worked continuously in the field are also eligible if they are at an equivalent stage in their career. The candidate’s work must contain a significant contribution to the field of nonlinear waves, broadly interpreted in the spirit of the SIAG/NWCS conferences."
The Department Chair continued on to provide the details of the announcement that Dr. Hoefer received:
"The selection committee wishes to recognize you for your 'significant contributions to the understanding of dispersive shock waves in hydrodynamics and other physical systems,' as evidenced in your paper, “Solitonic dispersive hydrodynamics: theory and observation,” Physical Review Letters (2018)."
The Department congratulates Dr. Hoefer on this well-deserved accolade.