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**Paul Roesel Garabedian** (August 2, 1927 – May 13, 2010) was a mathematician and numerical analyst.^{[1]} Garabedian was the Director-Division of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.^{[2]} He is known for his contributions to the fields of computational fluid dynamics and plasma physics, which ranged from elegant existence proofs for potential theory and conformal mappings^{[3]} to the design and optimization of stellarators.^{[4]} Garabedian was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1975.^{[5]}

Paul R. Garabedian | |
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Born | |

Died | May 13, 2010 | (aged 82)

Nationality | American |

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Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences |

Thesis | Schwarz's lemma and the Szegő kernel functions (1948) |

Doctoral advisor | Lars Ahlfors |

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Garabedian received a bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1946 and a master's degree from the Harvard University in 1947, both in mathematics. He received his Ph.D., also from Harvard University, in 1948 under the direction of Lars Ahlfors.^{[6]} It was at Brown University that he met his longtime colleague and collaborator, Frances Bauer.^{[7]}

In 1949 Garabedian joined the faculty at the University of California as an Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1952. In 1956, he moved to Stanford University as a Professor of mathematics. In 1959 he moved to the Institute of Mathematical Sciences [later renamed the Courant Institute] at New York University. In 1978 he was appointed the Director-Division of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. In a long and fruitful academic career, Garabedian supervised 27 Ph.D. theses. The first was in 1953 (Edward McLeod) and the last came in 1997 (Connie Chen).

- Sloan Fellowship, 1961–63
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966
^{[8]} - Fairchild Distinguished Scholar Caltech, 1975
- NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award by NASA Langley Research Center, 1976
- Boris Pregel Award, New York Academy of Sciences, 1980
- Birkhoff Prize of the AMS and SIAM, 1983
^{[9]} - Theodore von Kármán Prize, SIAM, 1989

*Partial Differential Equations*, 2nd ed., Chelsea Pub. Co. (1998). ISBN 0-8218-1377-3*Magnetohydrodynamic Equilibrium and Stability of Stellarators*, with F. Bauer and O. Betancourt. Springer-Verlag (1984). ISBN 0-387-90966-4*Supercritical Wing Sections II*, with F. Bauer, D. Korn and A. Jameson.*Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems*, Springer-Verlag (1975), ISBN 0-387-07029-X.^{[10]}

**^**"NYU > Courant Institute > Announcements". cims.nyu.edu. Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-05-19.**^**Paul Garabedian at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences**^**Garabedian, P. R.; Schiffer, M. (1950). "On existence theorems of potential theory and conformal mapping".*Annals of Mathematics*.**52**(1): 164–187. doi:10.2307/1969517. JSTOR 1969517.**^**"Archive (1995-present)". American Physical Society. Retrieved 2009-04-29.**^**"National Academy of Sciences". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2009-10-31.**^**"In Memory Of ..." American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 26 June 2010.**^**Interview with Paul Garabedian**^**Paul Roesel Garabedian - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Archived 2011-06-03 at the Wayback Machine**^**"George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics". American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 2009-11-02.**^**Abstract of*Supercritical Wing Sections II*

- Garabedian's Curriculum Vitae
- Paul Garabedian at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- New York Times obituary