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Athanassios Fokas

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Short Bio:

A.S. Fokas has a BSc in Aeronautics from Imperial College (1975), a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology (1979) and an MD from the University of Miami, School of Medicine (1986). In 1986, at the age of 33, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Clarkson University, USA. In 1995 he was appointed to a Chair in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College, UK. In 2002 he was appointed to the newly inaugurated Chair in Nonlinear Mathematical Science at the University of Cambridge, UK. Among his seminal contributions are the introduction of the Fokas method (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokas_method) for which he was awarded in 2000 the Naylor Prize, which is the most prestigious Prize in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in UK (in 1999 this prize was awarded to S.W. Hawking).His contributions to medical imaging and protein folding were recognised in 2019 with his election to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Recently he has introduced a novel approach to the Lindelof Hypothesis. He has a been awarded the Aristeion Prize in Sciences of the Academy of Athens (the most prestigious Prize of the Academy given every four years), as well as the Excellence Prize of the Bodossaki Foundation jointly with D. Christodoulou.In 2009 he was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow on the basis “of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment”. He has received honorary degrees from seven Universities and also has been decorated as the Commander of the Order of Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic. He is the first ever Applied Mathematician to be elected a full member to the Academy of Athens. He is a Professorial Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge. He is the author or co-author of more than 350 papers and of four monographs, as well as the co-editor of seven books. ISI Web of Science includes A.S. Fokas in the list of the most highly cited researchers in the field of Mathematics.