Pavel Bochev, a Sandia computational mathematician has won the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Pavel Bochev, a Sandia computational mathematician has won the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Pavel Bochev (in Sandia’s Computational Mathematics Dept.) has received an EO Lawrence Award for his pioneering theoretical and practical advances in numerical methods for partial differential equations. “This is the most prestigious mid-career honor that the DOE awards,” said Bruce Hendrickson, director of Sandia’s computing research center. Bochev’s work was cited for “invention, analysis, and applications of new algorithms, as well as the mathematical models to which they apply.” in the category Computer, Information, and Knowledge Sciences. Said Bochev, “I’m deeply honored to receive this award, which is a testament to the exceptional research opportunities Sandia and DOE provide.

Lawrence Award recipients in nine categories of science each will receive a medal and a $20,000 honorarium at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. The EO Lawrence Award was established to honor the memory of Ernest Orlando Lawrence, who invented the cyclotron—an accelerator of subatomic particles—and received a 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for that achievement. Lawrence later played a leading role in establishing the U.S. system of national laboratories.

Said Secretary Moniz, “I congratulate the winners, thank them for their work on behalf of the department and the nation, and look forward to their continued excellent achievement.”

Read the Sandia news release.