Florin Diacu awarded 2015 Crawford Prize


Dr. Florin Diacu (mathematics) has been awarded the 2015 J.D. Crawford Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mechanics for his study of the motion of celestial orbits and the geometrical nature of physical space. His research on celestial objects whose distances remain constant in time while moving in non-flat spaces (e.g. 3D spheres) built bridges between several branches of mathematics, a feat highly regarded among mathematicians. The Crawford Prize is given every two years to one individual for recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear science. Diacu is the first Canadian to receive the honour.

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