Charles S. Peskin
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Charles Samuel Peskin (born 15 April 1946) is a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He is a MacArthur Fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Science.
Peskin has been a leading worker in the area of mathematical biology and fluid dynamics, especially problems involving fluid-structure interactions. An especially significant contribution was his introduction of the Immersed Boundary Method to handle in a computationally tractable way the coupling between deformable immersed structures and fluid flows. This method has been applied in a variety of contexts including the study of blood flow in the heart, lift generation in insect flight, and wave propagation in the cochlea of the inner ear.
Peskin received his Ph.D. in physiology from Yeshiva University in 1972 and shortly thereafter joined the faculty of the Courant Institute. He has been a productive educator of applied mathematicians, and has advised 37 PhD students as of April 2009.
- George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics from AMS–SIAM, 2003
- Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, 1994
- Sidney Fernbach Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, 1994
- Cray Research Information Technology Leadership Award for Breakthrough Computational Science, 1994
- Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecturer, American Mathematical Society, 1993
- New York University Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences, 1992
- James H. Wilkinson Prize (SIAM) in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, 1986
- MacArthur Fellowship, 1983–1988.
- "Metropolitan NY Section of the Mathematical Association of America". The Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-05-05.