July 10, 1927
Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt ( Russian: Григорий Исаaкович Баренблат; born July 10, 1927) is a Russian mathematician. He graduated in 1950 from Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in 1953 from Moscow State University under the supervision of A. N. Kolmogorov. He also received a D.Sc. from Moscow State University in 1957. He is a Professor in Residence at the Department of Mathematics of the University of California, Berkeley and Mathematician at Department of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge from 1992 to 1994 and he has been Emeritus G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics since then.
His areas of research are:
Fracture mechanics The theory of
fluid and gas flows in porous media The
mechanics of a non-classical deformable solids
Self-similarities, nonlinear waves and intermediate asymptotics.
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1975 – Foreign Honorary Member,
American Academy of Arts and Sciences [1 ] 1984 – Foreign Member, Danish Center of Applied Mathematics & Mechanics
1988 – Foreign Member, Polish Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
1989 – Doctor of Technology Honoris Causa at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1992 – Foreign Associate, U.S.
National Academy of Engineering 1993 – Fellow,
Cambridge Philosophical Society 1993 – Member, Academia Europaea
1994 – Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; (since 1999, Honorary Fellow)
1995 – Lagrange Medal, Accademia Nazzionale dei Lincei
1995 – Modesto Panetti Prize and Medal
1997 – Foreign Associate, U.S.
National Academy of Sciences 1999 –
G. I. Taylor Medal, U.S. Society of Engineering Science 1999 –
J. C. Maxwell Medal and Prize, International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2000 – Foreign Member,
Royal Society of London 2005 –
Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, "for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application of intermediate asymptotics."
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