Awards & Winners

George F. Carrier

Date of Birth 04-May-1918
Place of Birth Millinocket
(Penobscot County, Maine, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as George Carrier, George Francis Carrier
Profession Mathematician, Physicist
George Francis Carrier was a mathematician and the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Applied Mathematics Emeritus of Harvard University. He was particularly noted for his ability to intuitively model a physical system and then deduce an analytical solution. He worked especially in the modeling of fluid mechanics, combustion, and tsunamis. Born in Millinocket, Maine, he received a master's in engineering degree in 1939 and a Ph.D. in 1944 from Cornell University with a dissertation in applied mechanics entitled Investigations in the Field of Aeolotropic Elasticity and the Bending of the Sectorial-Plate under the supervision of J. Norman Goodier. He was co-author of a number of mathematical textbooks and over 100 journal papers. In 1990, he received the National Medal of Science, the United States' highest scientific award, presented by President Bush, for his contributions to the natural sciences. He died from esophageal cancer on March 8, 2002.

Awards by George F. Carrier

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National Medal of Science for Mathematics and Computer Science
(For his achievement and leadership in the mathematical modeling of significant problems of engineering science and geophysics, and their solution by the application of innovative and powerful analytical techniques.)