Biography:Björn Engquist
Björn Engquist  

Born  Stockholm, Sweden  2 June 1945
Alma mater  University of Uppsala 
Known for  Essentially NonOscillatory schemes Multiscale modeling 
Awards  George David Birkhoff Prize (2012) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Applied mathematics 
Institutions  University of California, Los Angeles Princeton University University of Texas at Austin 
Doctoral advisor  HeinzOtto Kreiss 
Doctoral students 

Björn Engquist (also Bjorn Engquist; born 2 June 1945 in Stockholm) has been a leading contributor in the areas of multiscale modeling and scientific computing, and a productive educator of applied mathematicians.
Life
He received his PhD in numerical analysis from University of Uppsala in 1975, and taught there during the following years while also holding a professorship at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2001, he moved to Princeton University as the Michael Henry Stater University Professor of Mathematics and served as the director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. He has also been professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm since 1993, and is director of the Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute. Engquist currently holds the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair I at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, after leaving Princeton in 2005.
Research
His research field is computational and applied mathematics and numerical methods for differential equations with applications to multiscale modeling, electromagnetism, and fluid mechanics. Engquist has authored more than 100 scientific publications and advised 31 PhD students.
Awards
He is a recipient of numerous distinctions and awards: a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (1982 and 1998^{[1]}), European Congress of Mathematics (1992), and European Congress of Fluid Mechanics (1991).^{[citation needed]} He received the first SIAM James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (1982), Peter Henrici Prize (2011), and George David Birkhoff Prize (2012). He was selected to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2011.^{[2]}
References
 ↑ Engquist, Björn (1998). "Wavelength based numerical homogenization". Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. ICM Berlin, 1998, vol. III. pp. 503–512. https://www.elibm.org/ft/10011606000.
 ↑ "Diplomer til nye medlemmer på Akademiets årsmøte" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. 25 April 2011. http://www.dnva.no/nyheter/vis.html?tid=49069. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
External links
 Homepage at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
 Homepage at the University of Texas at Austin
 Björn Engquist at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 "Bjorn Engquist". NCSU Mathematics. November 13, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gbdmuPKYc.
Original source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Björn Engquist.
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