Cathleen Synge Morawetz

Pure and Applied Mathematics

Pioneering advances in partial differential equations and wave propagation math used in aerodynamics, acoustics and optics

"Maybe I became a mathematician because I was so crummy at housework."

Birthdate
May 5, 1923

Birthplace
Toronto, Canada

Residence
New York

Family Members
  • Spouse: Herbert Morawetz, chemist
  • Children: Pegeen Ann, John Synge, Lida Joan, and Nancy Babette
  • Grandchildren: 6

Title
Emeritus Professor

Office
Courante Institute, New York University

Status
Semi-retired

Degrees
  • BA University of Toronto, 1945
  • MA MIT, Boston, 1946
  • PhD New York University, 1951

Awards
  • Krieger-Nelson Award (Canadian Mathematical Society) 1997
  • National Medal of Science, 1998

Mentor

Cecilia Krieger, mathematician and family friend


Last Updated
October 24, 2001

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