Applied Mathematics

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Refining finite elements

Want to simulate airflow around an airplane? Mathematician Brendan Keith can walk you through it. You’d start off with a… Read More

January 23, 2024

Lights, CAMERA, insights

The Department of Energy (DOE) X-ray light source complex is a physical-science tool belt that stretches from Long Island to… Read More

April 28, 2021

Structural analysis

Lin Lin’s University of California, Berkeley, website bio describes his research interest as “novel, efficient and reliable numerical algorithms and… Read More

July 9, 2018

Watts and what ifs

When it comes to the power that keeps our lights on, our food cold and our computers and  TVs operating,… Read More

March 26, 2013

Proxy apps for that

Achieving exascale computing will depend on many interacting parts. That requirement spawned the idea of co-design, in which developers consider… Read More

October 24, 2012

Strength in numbers

Working backward like cops at a crime scene, Karen Willcox and a team of other engineers and applied mathematicians start… Read More

April 29, 2010

Interfaces move; algorithms follow

Mathematician James Sethian works on the edge. He confronts one of the most challenging problems in physics: capturing the behavior… Read More

December 5, 2008

It’s a virtual blast

Even if Ralf Deiterding had gazed into a crystal ball when deciding what to study in his native Germany, he… Read More

February 4, 2008

Overture to success

Nobody would use a buzz saw to carve a toothpick.  Nor would a sensible person use a crowbar to open… Read More

July 31, 2007

Plotting plasmas

What University of California at Los Angeles mathematician Russel Caflisch does is like trying to grab a handful of fire. Caflisch… Read More

July 31, 2007