Elected: 2001
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Martin David Kruskal HonFRSE
Martin David Kruskal, one of the most insightful and innovative of applied mathematicians and theoretical physicists, died on 26 December 2006. During his long active career, largely at Princeton, then latterly at Rutgers University, his many honours included the National Medal of Science in 1993, the Gibbs Lectureship and the 2006 Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research (both from the American Mathematical Society) and the Maxwell Prize from the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1980), foreign member of the Royal Society of London (1997) and of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2000) and a Honorary Fellow of the RSE (2001).

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