Public Lecture



The Arrow of Computational Science

Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
June 2, 2014, 17:30 - 18:30, ETH Zurich, Audimax (HG F 30)

The solution of many important scientific and societal problems of our century, such as health, energy and the environment hinge on the fusion of mathematics and information technology. Computational science is the new scientific field emerging from this fusion. It provides us with unprecedented capacity to understand, predict and solve problems across disciplinary boundaries. In this talk I will demonstrate research practices in Computational science using examples ranging from aircraft aerodynamics to cancer.

Petros Koumoutsakos is Full Professor of Computational Science at ETH Zurich. He studied Naval Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and got his Master's at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his PhD in Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. In 1997 he got his appointment as Assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, at ETH Zurich. He is founding Director of the ETH Zurich Computational Laboratory (CoLab).