Professor Moon-Jin Kang Receives the Best Paper Award 2021 from the Korean Mathematical Society

The Korean Mathematical Society (KMS) will hold online its Spring Annual Conference 2021 on April 29-30, 2021.

During the conference, the KMS will present the Best Paper Award 2021 to two researchers: Professor Moon-Jin Kang of the Mathematical Sciences Department at KAIST and Professor Jinhyung Park of Sogang University.

Professor Kang’s paper titled “Contraction Property for Large Perturbations of Shocks of the Barotropic Navier-Stokes System” was published on February 1, 2021 in the Journal of the European Mathematical Society (JEMS).

In the paper, Professor Kang developed a new method to solve the long-standing problem on the contraction property for any possibly large perturbations of viscous shocks to the one-dimensional barotropic Navier-Stokes equations. This result plays a crucial role in the study of the long-standing conjecture on the uniqueness and stability of shock waves to the one-dimensional compressible Euler equations.

In addition, Dr. Junbeom Kim, an alumnus (the Class of 2019), was one of the four recipients for the Best PhD Dissertation Award 2021 by the KMS. This award has been given to early-career researchers who have received their doctoral degrees in less than two years from universities in Korea.

Dr. Kim’s dissertation is entitled “Stress Concentration and Neural Inclusion of Multilayer Structure.”

The award ceremony will be livestreamed on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:10 pm, which can be viewed at