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Chorin Wins National Medal of Science

October 3, 2014

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Alexandre Chorin (Photo: UC Berkeley)

Alexandre Chorin, a mathematician with Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division and a University Professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, was named today by President Obama as a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Chorin is internationally recognized for signature contributions to turbulence modeling, as well as other critical areas in applied mathematics and fluid and statistical mechanics. Two other UC Berkeley scientists were also named to receive the award, Judith Klinman, an expert on enzyme catalysis, and, posthumously, mathematician David Blackwell, the first African-American to be admitted to the National Academy of Sciences and to become a tenured professor at UC Berkeley. To read the National Medal of Science announcement go here. For more about Chorin’s research go here.


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