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UC Irvine News Brief: American Mathematical Society honors UCI professor for research

Gunther Uhlmann wins 2011 Maxime Bocher Memorial Prize for work on inverse problems, boundary rigidity and cloaking.

January 11, 2011
UC Irvine News Brief: American Mathematical Society honors UCI professor for research

Professor Gunther Uhlmann, UCI’s Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair in Mathematics, has won the 2011 Maxime Bocher Memorial Prize from the American Mathematical Society. Presented every three years, the prize recognizes an outstanding research paper in the field of mathematical analysis published in the preceding six years. Uhlmann was honored for his “fundamental work on inverse problems” and his “incisive work on boundary rigidity … and on nonuniqueness (also known as cloaking).” The prize was awarded Jan. 7 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans. More than 30,000 individuals and 570 institutions worldwide belong to the society, which was founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship.