New York University Faculty of Arts and Science College of Arts and Science Graduate School of Arts and Science

Memorial Meeting for Paul Garabedian

Paul Garabedian

Paul Garabedian Memorial Conference

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street), room 109
with a reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge


Paul was one of the outstanding mathematicians of his time. As a pure mathematician, he made fundamental contributions to the theory of partial differential equations and to the theory of functions of a complex variable. As an applied mathematician, his astonishing calculation of shockless airfoils has had a major impact on modern aircraft design, and his studies of plasma stability are central to the problem of designing fusion reactors.



10:00 Welcome
Leslie Greengard, Director, Courant Institute
10:05 Introductory Remarks
Peter Lax, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Courant Institute
10:30 Consistency of integrated computations with constraints
Allen Boozer, Columbia University
11:00 Dick and Jane Design a Fusion Reactor
Jeffrey Freidberg, MIT
11:30 Paul Garabedian's contributions to 3-D plasma confinement experiments
Jeffrey Harris, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
12:00 - 1:00 Break
1:00 Supercritical Airfoils
David Korn, AT&T Research
1:30 Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Fire
Kevin McGrattan, National Institute of Standards and Technology
2:00 CFD approaches for atmospheric global circulation modeling
Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:30 Remembrances by family and friends
4:30 - 5:00 Musical Performance
5:00 Reception (13th Floor Lounge).



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