- George Batchelor
Infobox_Scientist

name = George Keith Batchelor

image_size = 176x244px

caption = George Keith Batchelor

birth_date = birth date|1920|3|8|df=y

birth_place =Melbourne ,Australia

death_date = death date and age|2000|3|30|1920|3|8|df=y

death_place =Cambridge ,England

nationality =Australia

field =Applied mathematics

Fluid dynamics

work_institution = Cambridge University

alma_mater = Cambridge University

doctoral_advisor =Geoffrey Ingram Taylor

doctoral_students =

known_for =Turbulence

Journal of Fluid Mechanics

DAMTP

prizes =Adams Prize

Royal Medal

religion =

footnotes =**George Keith Batchelor**(March 8 1920 -March 30 2000 ) was anAustralia napplied mathematician andfluid dynamicist . He was for many years the Professor of Applied Mathematics in theUniversity of Cambridge , and was founding head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). In 1956 he founded the influential "Journal of Fluid Mechanics " which he edited for some forty years.As an applied mathematician (and for some years at Cambridge a co-worker with Sir Geoffrey Taylor in the field of turbulent flow), he was a keen advocate of the need for physical understanding and sound experimental basis.

His "An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics" (CUP, 1967) is still considered a classic of the subject, and has been re-issued in the Cambridge Mathematical Library following strong current demand cite book | author=G. K. Batchelor| title=An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics| publisher=Cambridge Mathematical Library series, Cambridge University Press | year=2000 | id=ISBN 0-521-66396-2] . Unusual for an 'elementary' textbook of that era, it presented a treatment in which the properties of a real viscous fluid were fully emphasised.

**References****External links***

* [*http://www.cambridge.org/uk/series/sSeries.asp?code=CML&srt=T "An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics" by G. K. Batchelor*] at Cambridge Mathematical Library.

* [*http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/gkb/ Obituaries for George Batchelor (with portraits)*] at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University of Cambridge website

* [*http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/gkb/hunt.html Obituary*] byJulian Hunt

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