From eardrums to electromagnetics, Demkowicz hears the problems
A good tool is both robust and accurate; it doesn’t break down easily, or give faulty readings or results. This standard applies to everything from a bathroom scale, or vending machine to a sniper rifle. It also rings true for computer code.
Industry and agencies use computer code to design products and test research in the digital realm. It cuts down and time and cost, and can allow a design to be tested in a variety of conditions. Teams of scientists and engineers at companies are dedicated to implementing codes that work efficiently and represent reality—codes that are robust and accurate. But sometimes, they get stuck. Read more.
ICES Professor Thomas J. R. Hughes has been elected as a Foreign Member of The Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national academy of science and the oldest known scientific society in the world.
The academy was founded in 1660 and currently has about 1,500 Fellows and Foreign Members -– including more than 70 Nobel Laureates. Election into the academy is reserved for the most eminent scientists in the world and previous Fellows include Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Read more.Posted: Jan. 27, 2012
The tower was lit Jan. 24 to honor three ICES faculty who received major international awards.
Mathematician and ICES faculty member Luis Caffarelli received Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize.
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has awarded two of its highest honors to ICES faculty Ivo M. Babuska and Bjorn Engquist.
The AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to ICES Senior Scientist Babuska. The 2012 George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics--a joint honor from AMS and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics--was awarded to Mathematics Professor Engquist who directs the ICES Center for Numerical Analysis. Read more.Posted: Jan. 27, 2012
Participants from around the world visited ICES Jan. 19-20, as the Institute hosted a two-day colloquium on "Advances in Computational Science, Engineering and Mathematics." The event honored the 75th birthday of J. Tinsley Oden, director of ICES, assistant vice president of the university, and professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, of mathematics, and of computer science.
More than 40 talks occurred over the two days on topics ranging from tumor growth modeling to fatigue analysis for multiple loading conditions.
Leszek Demkowicz has been named editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications.
Demkowicz is assistant director of ICES and the J.H. Herring Centennial Professor in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. He is leader of the ICES Electromagnetics and Acoustics Group, and a member of the ICES Multiscale Modeling Group.
Computers & Mathematics with Applications’ principal areas of interest include modeling... Read more.Posted: Jan. 11, 2012
To honor the important work of Graham F. Carey in the computational sciences, ICES has established the Graham F. Carey Computational Science Scholarship. The scholarship will be designated for participants in the ICES undergraduate certificate program and awarded annually.
Dr. Carey was professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, director of the ICES Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and holder of the Richard B. Curran Chair in Engineering. Read more.Posted: Jan. 11, 2012