Mathematical Perspectives on NASA Applications

Friday, February 4, 2005 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
EE/CS 3-180
Natalia Alexandrov (NASA Langley Research Center)
NASA is an unending source of spectacularly interesting problems for
an applied mathematician. Although it has traditionally been an engineering shop, in recent years the growing complexity of goals and the ever increasing computational power clearly necessitate the development of sophisticated computational models and rigorous numerical procedures, thus providing an opportunity for a closer
collaboration between NASA engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians. I will give an overview of some interesting problems in modeling and design, as well as some ideas of working for and with NASA.