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John Chu Honored at Columbia

May 22, 2006

John Chu, who was a pioneer in MHD large scale computation for fusion equilibrium and stability,was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Columbia University at the 2006 Commencement. John retired in 2005 from the faculty and is now emeritus professor. The citation for his honorary degree is shown below:

"You are one of the great pioneers of computational mathematics and a visionary leader for applied mathematics within Columbia University. Your work in fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and shock waves is internationally recognized. You have also been the spiritual force driving the growth of applied mathematics at Columbia University and a beloved and founding leader of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Your warm and engaging personality has inspired your colleagues to interdisciplinary, departmental harmony, and devotion to the University. By way of personal example in both teaching and service, you have been a pivotal resource to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. In recognition of your untiring leadership and remarkable vision in helping to secure the lasting success of applied mathematics within the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University presents you with the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa."

John can be contacted via Jerry Navratil (navratil@columbia.edu).