Published: April 17, 2022 By

Distinguished Professor Mark Ablowitz Applied Mathematics’s own Distinguished Professor Mark Ablowitz has received the Hazel Barnes Prize (HBP), which is the University of Colorado Boulder’s largest and most esteemed single faculty award. Chancellor DiStefano explained that “since 1992, the Hazel Barnes Prize has been awarded each year to the CU Boulder faculty member who has most consistently demonstrated a strong, enriching relationship between his or her teaching and research, and whose work has had a significant impact on students, faculty, colleagues, and the University.” The prize was created in honor of Philosophy Professor Emerita Hazel Barnes, who passed in 2008 and was the first woman to to be named Distinguished Professor at the University in 1979.

The Office of the Chancellor describes that HBP “nominees are regionally and nationally recognized, tenured faculty members who are not only outstanding teachers, but who also have distinguished records in research and scholarship.”

The Hazel Barnes Prize is not foreign to the Applied Mathematics Department, with Professor Harvey Segur having won the coveted prize in 2011. During the May 5th spring commencement ceremony, Distinguished Professor Ablowitz will be recognized with an engraved university medal. Furthermore, in the fall, previous Hazel Barnes Prize recipients, as well faculty, students, and family will attend a reception to celebrate the achievement.

The Department congratulates Distinguished Professor Ablowitz on this monumental achievement. To read more about the prize and view past recipients, visit the Hazel Barnes Prize webpage from the Office of the Chancellor.

Update (4/28/22): CU Boulder Today published an article recognizing Distinguished Professor Ablowitz's accomplishment