Pierre-Arnaud Raviart received from the European Academy of Sciences the Blaise Pascal Medal 2009 for Mathematics, "in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of mathematical modelling and numerical approximation of problems in Physics and Mechanics. His work has had a major impact on the understanding of many problems in physics and mechanics and is remarkable by the width and the depth of its contributions. During the past fifty years, Pierre-Arnaud has founded many different applied mathematical schools. He has worked intensively on many different topics and for each of them, he has laid the basis of a new mathematical setting, introducing new concepts and designing new tools that have been widely used and further developed by students and colleagues all over the world, not only in his community, but also in many other groups, ranging from pure analysis to engineering."
Pierre-Arnaud Raviart is CNRS Emeritus Research Director in Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, which he has been the first director after Jacques-Louis Lions himself. He is also member of the french Academy of Sciences.
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