John David Crawford (1954-1998) received his doctorate in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983 and was a Professor in Physics at the
University of Pittsburgh from 1990. His research centered on collisionless plasmas and on pattern formation (particularly in the Faraday surface wave experiment) where he made fundamental contributions. Dr. Crawford served as co-organizer of the
1995 Dynamical Systems SIAG meeting; the SIAG/DS honors his memory with the establishment of this prize.
We would like to ask for your help in contributing to a lasting financial base for the prizes. It is our goal to raise an endowment of at least $10,000 for each prize.
Contributions for the Crawford Prize endowment may be sent to:
The J. D. Crawford Prize Fund
Attn: Michelle Montgomery
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688 USA