Douglas Arnold, Ph.D.Professor of Mathematics, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Simons Foundation Presidential Lectures are free public colloquia centered on four main themes: Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Neuroscience and Autism Science. These curated, high-level scientific talks feature leading scientists and mathematicians and are intended to foster discourse and drive discovery among the broader NYC-area research community. We invite anyone interested in the topic to join us for this weekly lecture series.
In the late 20th century, science underwent a revolution as computational science emerged as the third mode of scientific inquiry alongside experiment and theory. Computer simulation of physical reality has played an equally transformative role in virtually all areas of technology, affecting many aspects of modern life. We now depend on simulation to design, predict and optimize natural and engineered systems of all sorts, ranging from mechanical to chemical to electronic and scales ranging from atomic to terrestrial to cosmological. Mathematical algorithms have been crucial to these advances, even more so than advances in computer technology. In this talk, Douglas Arnold will discuss some of the key ideas that have emerged and the ongoing challenges facing computational mathematics in simulating the physical world.
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