Congratulations to Professor Pam Cook for being awarded the 2018 SIAM Julian Cole lectureship. The prize includes both a monetary award, and the honor to present the Julian Cole Lecture. Dr. Cook’s lecture will take place at the 2018 SIAM Annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 9-13, 2018.
The Julian Cole lectureship is awarded in memory of Professor Julian Cole from RPI. This is especially significant for Professor Cook because she is co-author, with Prof Cole, of the classic book “Transonic Aerodynamics” published in 1986, as well as joint author on several research papers, with Professor Cole.
The Julian Cole Lectureship is awarded every four years to an individual for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems. A distinguished selections committee composed of Michael J. Shelley (Chair), Anette Hosoi, and John R. King awarded the prize to Professor Cook, citing her “comprehensive mathematical modelling of the structure and dynamics of worm-like micellar solutions.” Their appreciation continues; “Developed in close collaboration with experiment, this work has had broad influence and application in both industry and the academy, and sets a standard for modelling such multi-component systems.”