COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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26th Ostrom Lecture: On the mathematical development of singular perturbation concepts


7:30 p.m. CUE 202

Robert O'Malley

Abstract: Prandtl introduced the concept of a fluid dynamical boundary layer in 1904, but pure and applied mathematicians took a long time to develop a corresponding singular perturbations theory. This talk will describe that development and some of the leading international personalities involved.