Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes for the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series in Aachen

Thomas J. R. Hughes

As the fifth speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series, the AICES fellows invited the American engineer and mathematician Thomas J.R. Hughes. Dr. Hughes is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin. He is distinguished for his fundamental contributions to the development of the Finite Element Method and has pioneered computational methodologies that are widely employed throughout the computational mechanics community. He is among the most highly cited authors in scientific computing and his outstanding contributions to science and society have been recognized by many awards from international institutions and universities.

The topic of Professor Hughes' talk was Isogeometric Analysis. He summarized mathematical developments in Isogeometric Analysis, a field within Finite Element Analysis, which he pioneered and presented sample applications to problems of solid mechanics, structures and fluid mechanics.

As expected, Professor Hughes' talk was a striking success and attended by a large audience of about 150 researchers and students. During several meetings, the AICES fellows seized the opportunity to personally meet Professor Hughes, as well as to raise and discuss professional questions.

October 24, 2012

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