Wittgenstein Preis 2020 to Adrian Constantin


Our colleague Adrian Constantin is a world leader in the theory and the application of nonlinear partial differential equations. Two of his articles are among the 10 most cited papers ever to be published by the journals in which they appear, which, in turn, rank among the most prestigious journals in all of mathematics: Acta Mathematica and Inventiones Mathematicae. Moreover, Adrian Constantin is listed as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher with more than 160 publications and 11000 citations.

The research of Adrian and his collaborators includes seminal contributions to fluid mechanics and geophysics, e.g. the proof of existence of rotational traveling water waves of large amplitude (with W. Strauss) and rigorous qualitative studies of wind-driven ocean currents. Adrian has developed and established novel analytical techniques that help unravel notoriously difficult wave phenomena in the oceans and in the atmosphere.

We celebrate the award of the Wittgenstein Preis 2020 to Adrian Constantin.

Congratulations, Adrian!

After Walter Schachermayer (1998, at that time at TU Wien), Peter Markowich (2000), and Christian Krattenthaler (2007), Adrian Constantin is the fourth member of the Faculty of Mathematics to receive Austria’s highest scientific accolade.