CAIMS Prize Award

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Prof. Kolokolnikov has been given this award for his highly influential contributions to the study of pattern formation in systems governed by nonlinear differential equations.

Prof. Theodore Kolokolnikov is a versatile researcher who has made significant contributions to the study of phenomena modeled by nonlinear differential equations. He uses a wide range of mathematical techniques including asymptotic methods, PDE theory, complex analysis, dynamical systems, special functions, and scientific computation. He combines these diverse tools in novel ways to derive precise, quantifiable predictions about the shape and dynamic behaviour of solutions of differential equations. His work is motivated by and has wide applications to the natural sciences. These include such varied topics as models of laser fusion, patterns in chemical reactions, phytoplankton distribution in oceans, hot spots in microwave heating, models of crime, cell aggregation in chemotaxis, and biological swarming.

Prof. Kolokolnikov obtained his PhD from University of British Columbia in 2004. He held postdoctoral positions at University of Brussels and at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined Dalhousie University in 2006, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

The award consists of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in Toronto in June 2012. Prof. Kolokolnikov will deliver a plenary lecture at the meeting as part of the award ceremony.