Majda’s primary
research
interests are modern
applied mathematics in the broadest possible sense merging
asymptotic
methods,
numerical methods, physical reasoning and rigorous
mathematical
analysis.

He is well known
for
both his theoretical
contributions to partial differential equations and his
applied
contributions
to diverse areas such as scattering theory, shock waves,
combustion,
incompressible flow, vortex motion, turbulent diffusion, and
atmosphere
ocean
science.

Majda is a
member of the
National Academy of
Sciences and has received numerous honors and awards including
the
National
Academy of Science Prize in Applied Mathematics, the John von
Neumann
Prize of
the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the
Gibbs Prize
of the
American Mathematical Society. He is also a member of the
American
Academy of Arts and Science. He has been awarded the Medal of
the
College de
France, twice, and is a Fellow of the Japan Society for the
Promotion
of
Science. He has received an honorary doctorate from his
undergraduate
alma
mater,

Majda began his
scientific
career as a Courant
Instructor at the Courant Institute from 1973-1975. Prior to
returning
to the
Courant Institute in 1994, he held professorship at

Majda’s published books include
“Compressible Fluid Flow and Systems of
Conservation Lawas in Several Space Variables" by
Springer-Verlang,
"Vorticity and Incompressible Flow” with A.
Bertozzi by
Cambridge University Press, Majda’s
lecture notes for
the Courant Lecture Note Series of the American Math. Society
“Introduction to PDE’s and Waves
for the
Atmosphere and Ocean,” also for the
CRM monograph series “Information theory and Stochastics
for Multiscale Nonlinear
Systems,” with M.
Grote and
R. Abramov, by American Mathematical Society, and recently,
“Nonlinear
Dynamics
and Statistical Theories for Basic Geophysical Flows” with