Abel Prize Winner Luis Caffarelli

Luis Caffarelli

Tomorrow mathematician Luis Caffarelli will receive the Abel Prize — one of the highest honors in mathematics — in part for his work in fluid dynamics. Caffarelli is one of the authors of a partial proof of regularity for the Navier-Stokes equations, the equations governing fluid motion. A full proof of regularity and smoothness — essentially showing that the equations never break down or blow up to infinity — is one of the open Millennium Problems. Caffarelli is the first mathematician born and educated in South America to receive the Abel Prize. Congratulations to Professor Caffarelli! (Image credit: N. Zunk/University of Texas at Austin; via Nature; submitted by Kam-Yung Soh)

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