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CANCELED ~ Marden Lecture in Mathematics: A Modern Approach to Simulating Flight
April 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Flight has been a curiosity for centuries. Scientists have attempted to explain it, yet until recently serious flaws in the explanation, and corresponding mathematical theories, kept computational simulations from being used in the critical path of aircraft design. We will describe a complete revision of the classical approach and some of the current applications. In particular, we will leverage a new method for assessing hydrodynamic instability. We will explain the role of this pillar of the recent developments to give some insight into the advances. We will see that these developments reflect a major shift in mathematics, initiated a century ago, that is continuing to impact technology.
L. Ridgway Scott, professor emeritus of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Chicago, has published over 180 papers and 5 books related to biophysics, parallel computing, and fundamental computational aspects of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, nuclear engineering, and computational chemistry. This includes his pioneering work on the finite element method for solving partial differential equations. He has been the Louis Block Professor since 2001.
This lecture will be accessible to all, and we invite the general campus community and the public to attend. This lecture is sponsored by the Miriam and Morris Marden Fund, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Letters & Science. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 229-4836.
Reception to follow in EMS Building, E495