Spain’s Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (Royal Academy of Sciences) has awarded Professor José Carrillo de la Plata its 2022 Echegaray Medal.

The College warmly congratulates Professor Carrillo de la Plata who received the award for his work in pure mathematics, ranging from partial differential equations and related fields to various branches of applied sciences. The Real Academia made special mention of his work on differential equations in physics, particularly nonlinear diffusion equations, kinetic equations and the calculus of variations, and it noted that he has made major contributions in areas such as the theoretical and computational aspects of models in mathematical biology.

Founded in 1847, the Real Academia is dedicated to the study and research of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and related sciences. It created the Echegaray Medal in 1905 to honour a distinguished research career or a scientific contribution of particular relevance. The Medal is the oldest recognised scientific award in Spain and the most prestigious award granted by the Real Academia, and it is awarded every two years.

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