Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Nov 27, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Library 309

William Mitchell, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, will present “Fluid Mechanics is Awesome."  What will the West Antarctic ice sheet do in the next 200 years?  What happened in the Great Molasses Flood of Boston?   Why do fish use fins to swim while microorganisms use flagella?  Why do baby mice have so much trouble excreting liquid waste?  Can you turn on a computer and figure out which of three new aircraft designs will be the most fuel efficient?  What cool shapes does a dissolving clay ball assume?  Professor Mitchell will discuss these questions in the hope of persuading you that fluid mechanics does not deserve a certain insult from xkcd, but is instead awesome both in the modern sense of "neat" and in the old sense of "inspiring awe."  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6881

This event is for: Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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