Peskin, Charles

Charles Peskin

Professor of Mathematics, Neural Science

Charlie Peskin, Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science, has spent his entire academic career, starting in 1973, at NYU and the Courant Institute. He received his A.B from Harvard University (1968) and his Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1972). A specialist in biomedical computation, his work includes improved computer simulations of the heart and further developing the underlying immersed boundary method that he invented. He is also involved in many other projects with NYU students and colleagues at Washington Square and the Medical School and with collaborators at other institutions: Blood Flow and Material Transport in Arteries and Veins, Biomolecular Motors, Mammalian Intracellular Circadian Clocks, Intracellular Reaction Diffusion Systems, and Computational Neuroscience. Professor Peskin is author of over 100 scientific papers and books, including Modeling and Simulation in Medicine and the Life Sciences, Second Edition with F.C. Hoppensteadt (Springer Verlag, 2002). He has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship (1983), NYU Sokol Award (1992), AMS Gibbs Lectureship (1993), IEEE Fernbach Award (1994), NYC Mayor's Award in Science and Technology (1994), SIAM von Neumann Lectureship (1999), and the AMS/SIAM Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (2003). He has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994), the National Academy of Sciences (1998), and the Institute of Medicine (2000).