Olivier Pironneau

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Olivier Pironneau
Born (1945-07-24) 24 July 1945 (age 75)
Alma materEcole Polytechnique University of California Berkeley
Known forScientific computing, FreeFem++
  • Blaise Pascal prize (French Academy of Sciences), 1983
  • Marcel Dassault Prize (French Academy of Sciences), 2000
Scientific career
FieldsScientific Computing
InstitutionsUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie
Doctoral advisorElijah Pollak [1]
Doctoral students
  • Yves Achdou[1]
  • Bijan Mohammadi[1]
  • Frederic Hecht [1]

Olivier Pironneau (born 1945) is a French mathematician who is a Professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and member of the French Academy of Sciences.[2]

Pironneau is a worldwide recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics, scientific computing, optimal design, numerical analysis and partial differential equations. He is a highly cited author, having written 8 books and 693 papers. He is a member of French Academy of Sciences since 2002.[3] He was awarded the Marcel Dassault Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 2000. He is also the recipient of the Blaise Pascal Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 1983, the Ordre National du Mérite (1989) and is an Associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2004. His group has developed the software FreeFem++ which is used by researchers worldwide for finite element computations.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Pironneau, Olivier (182). "On the transport-diffusion algorithm and its applications to the Navier-Stokes equations". Numerische Mathematik. 38 (3): 309–332. doi:10.1007/BF01396435.

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