John Guckenheimer, a professor of mathematics and of theoretical and applied mathematics at Cornell University and director of Cornell's Center for Applied Mathematics since 1989, has been named the first director of research programs at the Cornell Theory Center. The Theory Center is one of four National Science Foundation-funded supercomputer centers. It provides advanced computational tools to approximately 2,000 scientists. Guckenheimer, 46, received his B.A. in 1966 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1973, he came to the University of California, Santa Cruz, as an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1975 and a full professor in 1979. He came to Cornell in 1985.


Kip S. Thorne has been named the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. The professorship, established with a $1.5 million gift from a Caltech alumnus, honors the late...

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