George Batchelor

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 an Australian applied mathematician and fluid dynamicist. He was for many years the Professor of Applied Mathematics in the University 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

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* [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] by Julian Hunt


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