WIT Press


Sir James Lighthill And Modern Fluid Mechanics - A Memorial Tribute

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM000001

Volume

29

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,324 kb

Author(s)

L. Debnath

Abstract

Sir James Lighthill and modern fluid mechanics A memorial tribute Lokeiiath Debnath Dep&ff me?%2 o/ DWuers/^z/ of Sir James Lighthill (1924-1998) "...as Sir Cyril Hinshelwoocl has observed... fluid dynamicists were divided into hydraulic engineers who observed things that could not be explained and mathematicians who explained things that could not observed." James Lighthill Abstract This memorial tribute commemorates Sir James Lighthill the man and the mathematical scientist. A brief biographical information is presented with my personal reminiscences. He is one of the most brilliant and influential applied mathematicians of the twentieth century. By any standards, his legacy of research and publications of six books and one hundred fifty pa- pers in fluid mechanics and applied mathematics will remain forever as a remarkable example of s

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