James Glimm, Co-Founder

Co-Founder & CEO, GlimmAnalytics

Dr. Glimm earned his PhD in mathematics from Columbia University in 1959. After serving on the faculties of MIT, NYU and Rockefeller University, Dr. Glimm arrived at Stony Brook University in 1989 and is Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Director of the Institute for Multi-Scale Analysis. He was Chair of the Department from 1989-2012. Dr. Glimm is also a reviewer for journals of applied and computational mathematics and physics as well as for proposals of the Department of Energy and Fusion Energy Science.

Dr. Glimm has made outstanding contributions to shock wave theory, and to the theory and computation of turbulence. He is a leading theorist in a number of other areas, including operator algebras, partial differential equations, mathematical physics, and applied mathematics.

Among his many prizes and honors are the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics in 1980, the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a paper of fundamental importance in 1993, and the National Medal of Science in 2002. Dr. Glimm was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for two years (1963-1964, 1965-1966) and named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2009. In 1984, he was elected a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and was President of the American Mathematical Society from 2007-2009.