Charles M. Newman

Charles M. Newman

Fellow: Awarded 1984

Field of Study: Applied Mathematics

Competition: US & Canada


Charles M. Newman, Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was director from 2002 to 2006.

Born in Chicago in 1946, he received two B.S. (1966) degrees (Mathematics and Physics) from MIT, and M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees in Physics from Princeton. His specialties areprobability theory and statistical physics, with about 200 published papers in those and related areas. Beginning his academic career at NYU's University Heights campus in 1971, he went on to the mathematics departments of Indiana University and the University of Arizona, and returned to NYU in 1989.

Mr. Newman has been a Sloan Fellow (1978- 81) and  was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 2004, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006, and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2008.

He has been married to Arlene Newman since 1970 and they have two daughters, Jennifer and Serena.



National Academy of Sciences , 2004