Former IPAM Director and UCLA Professor of Mathematics Russel (Russ) Caflisch is one of 100 new members to be elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2019. Russ had a lengthy career at UCLA; he joined the Mathematics Department in 1989 (with a joint appointment in Materials Science and Engineering) and became Director of IPAM in 2008. Russ left UCLA in 2017, and is currently the Director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
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Read the full NAS press release.