Professor José Antonio Carrillo receives the Echegaray Medal 2022

  • This scientific award is the oldest recognised scientific award in Spain and the highest awarded by the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain

The Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain (RAC) grants this distinction to Professor José Antonio Carrillo, a distinction that is awarded every two years and is the oldest scientific award recognised in Spain and the highest awarded by the academy.

The proposal for the award highlights the quality of Professor Carrillo’s scientific work in pure mathematics, ranging from Partial Differential Equations to various branches of applied science. His research has won him several important awards. He also plays a leading role in events such as the International Conference for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 2023, held worldwide, and in European institutions (European Mathemathics Society, European Academy of Sciences, Section Mathematics).

Prof. José Antonio Carrillo received his PhD from the University of Granada in 1996 and has developed his career in the field of differential equations of physics, in particular in nonlinear diffusion equations, kinetic equations and calculus of variations. He has a remarkable mastery of novel and delicate techniques of analysis, motivated by physics and probability. From 2012 he was a professor at Imperial College London until 2020. In recent years, his contributions have been fundamental in areas such as mathematical biology, in both its theoretical and computational aspects.

Prof. José Antonio Carrillo co-leds the “BCAM Severo Ochoa Strategic Laboratory for Modelling with Partial Differential Equations in Mathematical Biology”, together with Prof. Elena Akhmatskaya (BCAM) who coordinates the area of mathematical modelling with multidisciplinary applications.

This work and his growing international reputation, as well as his extensive doctoral teaching, have promoted him to the chair of the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, in 2020.