Published on June 22, 2020
ESI-Kollegium Member Adrian Constantin has received the Wittgenstein-Award 2020 of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), the most prestigious science award in Austria. Adrian Constantin is a world leader in the theory and the application of nonlinear partial differential equations. Two of his articles are among the 10 most cited papers ever to be published by the journals in which they appear, which, in turn, rank among the most prestigious journals in all of mathematics: Acta Mathematica and Inventiones Mathematicae. Moreover, Adrian Constantin is listed as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher with more than 160 publications and 11000 citations.
The research of Adrian and his collaborators includes seminal contributions to fluid mechanics and geophysics, e.g. the proof of existence of rotational traveling water waves of large amplitude (with W. Strauss) and rigorous qualitative studies of wind-driven ocean currents. Adrian has developed and established novel analytical techniques that help unravel notoriously difficult wave phenomena in the oceans and in the atmosphere.
We congratulate Adrian on the Wittgenstein-Award 2020!
Link to the announcement of the FWF: https://www.fwf.ac.at/de/news-presse/news/nachricht/nid/20200617-2528/