Topic #7 -------------- OP-SF NET 8.4 ---------------- July 15, 2001 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Allison Bogardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Eduardo Sontag Wins Reid Prize SIAM has announced that its 2001 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics will be awarded to Professor Eduardo Sontag of Rutgers University. The prize is awarded for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The selection committee (comprised of John A. Burns as chair, Ruth F. Curtain, James G. Glimm, and John Guckenheimer) cited Sontag's many contributions to nonlinear control theory. Professor Sontag will receive the Reid Medal and a $10,000 cash award at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego in July. Sontag will deliver the Reid lecture on Wednesday, July 11, at 5:20 p.m. in the Town and Country Room of the Town and Country Resort Hotel. The title of his talk will be "The central themes of systems and control theory, and their role in postgenomic molecular biology." The prize is named for William T. and Idalia Reid, William T. having been a renowned mathematics professor at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Iowa, and University of Oklahoma. Previous Reid Prize recipients are Wendell H. Fleming, Roger W. Brockett, Constantine M. Dafermos, and the late Jacques-Louis Lions.