Mathematician Nader Masmoudi was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
Born in 1974 in Sfax, Nader Masmoudi was the first and only mathematician to win a gold medal for his country at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1992.
After obtaining his baccalaureate, he continued his studies in France. In 1999, he obtained a PhD in mathematics on asymptotic problems in fluid mechanics.
After his studies, Nader Masmoudi pursued a scientific career at the Cermade unit of Paris-Dauphine before moving to New York. He worked as a mathematics researcher at the Courant Institute of mathematical sciences at New York University since 2008.
In 2011, he received the medal for the best scientific article published in the scientific journal Annales Henri Poincaré. He was also named an honorary fellow at the Clay Institute of Mathematics in 2014.
In 2015, he was one of the laureates of the chair of excellence of the foundation sciences mathematics of Paris.
Nader Masmoudi was awarded the 2017 Fermat Prize, jointly with the German Simon Brendle, for his remarkable depth and creativity in the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and in particular for his recent contributions to the solution of hydrodynamic stability problems raised as early as the end of the 19th century by the founding fathers of modern fluid mechanics.