Vanka Gives Memorial Lecture in India
Professor Pratap Vanka gave the Bhatnagar Memorial Lecture at the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2008 Annual Conference, which was held at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. The lecture award is named after the distinguished physicist/mathematician, P. L. Bhatnagar, developer of the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) model widely used in Lattice Boltzmann Method. The title of Professor Vanka's talk was "Beauty of Shear and Buoyancy Driven Flows in Complex Enclosures: Immersed Boundary Simulations". The meet was attended by approximately 250 Indian applied mathematicians.