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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