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Mathematics prize for Bristol research fellow

30 July 2018

Heilbronn research fellow Dr Gene S. Kopp received the SIAM Student Paper Prize at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting last week.

These awards celebrate 16 distinguished individuals for their exemplary research, significant contributions, and outstanding service to the applied mathematics and computational science communities. The recipients were recognized during the SIAM Annual Meeting Prizes and Awards Luncheon on July 10 in Portland, Oregon.

Dr Kopp works on a variety of pure and applied problems, and his SAM paper applies tools from number theory and algebraic geometry to a problem arising from fluid dynamics.

This research helps to better model the dynamics of ‘Rossby waves’, which are a major influence on the weather. Cold snaps caused by a weak "polar vortex" have been linked to Rossby wave resonance---and might be becoming more common due to climate change.

Dr Kopp said: "I am honoured to have my paper selected by SIAM out of the many excellent student papers published in SIAM journals."

The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded annually to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) accepted by SIAM journals within the three years preceding the nomination deadline. The award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three awards are made every year.

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