Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Mikhail Lyubich has been honored with membership to the National Academy of Sciences for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
A leader in the field of dynamical systems, Lyubich is Director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook. He is one of the founders of modern real and complex one-dimensional dynamics, having in many ways shaped the development of the field.
“Professor Lyubich is one of the world leaders in the field of dynamics and a great teacher who has mentored scores of students and scholars,” said Alexander Kirillov, professor and chair, Department of Mathematics. “We are very happy to congratulate him on his election to the National Academy of Sciences, adding to his long list of honors.”
Lyubich earned his PhD in 1984 from Tashkent State University (former Soviet Union) and arrived at Stony Brook in 1990. Among his many achievements are: 1991-1993 A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellow; 1994 Invited Address, International Congress of Mathematics; 2002-2004 Guggenheim Fellowship; 2009 Jeffery-Williams Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society; 2012 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society; and 2019 elected to the the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
A total of 120 members and 30 international members were elected this year, bringing the total number of active members to 2,512 and the total number of international members to 517. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.