The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan
Frank J. Gould Professorship in Science and Professor of Mathematics
New York University
70 Washington Square, South
New York 10012 USA
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer Street
New York,New York 10012 USA
Mathematics and Computer Science
"For his work in probability theory, especially his work on large deviations from expected random behavior, which has revolutionized this field of study during the second half of the twentieth century and become a cornerstone of both pure and applied probability. The mathematical insights he developed have been applied in diverse fields including quantum field theory, population dynamics, finance, econometrics, and traffic engineering."
Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on Friday, October 21, 2011.