Peter Kloeden of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University receives W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Boston

The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics was established by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 1993 to recognize outstanding work in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The prize, is awarded at SIAM's Annual Meeting, held this year in Boston, July 1014, 2006, and may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements. The prize fund was endowed by the late Mrs. Idalia Reid to honor her husband.

Dr. Peter Kloeden received the 2006 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize on behalf of his fundamental contributions to the theoretical and computational analysis of differential equations. The title of his lecture was "Random Attractors and the Preservation of Synchronization in the Presence of Noise."

Peter Kloeden graduated with a B.A. (with First Class Honours) in Mathematics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Queensland in 1975 under the supervision of Rudolf Vyborny. In 1995, he also received a Doctor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Queensland.

After 20 years of teaching at various universities in Australia, he was appointed in 1997 to the Chair in Applied and Instrumental Mathematics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main as successor to Friedrich Stummel. He has had research sabbaticals at California Institute of Technology, The Pennsylvania State University and the Universities of

Bremen, Florence, and Sevilla. From 1993-95, he was a member of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Panel of the Australian Research Council. He is currently a member of the extended governing committee of the Gesellschaft fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik.

Professor Kloeden is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society and has served as the editor of several journals. His research interests include applied analysis, probability and stochastics in the context of differential equations, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, and applications in engineering, environmental science, and meteorology and oceanography.


The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) was founded in 1952 to support and encourage the important industrial role that applied mathematics and computational science play in advancing science and technology. Along with publishing top-rated journals, books, and SIAM News, SIAM holds about 12 conferences per year. There are also currently 45 SIAM Student Chapters and 15 SIAM Activity Groups.

SIAM's 2006 Annual Meeting themes included dynamical systems, industrial problems, mathematical biology, numerical analysis, orthogonal polynomials and partial differential equations.

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