This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is Rated PG-16.
Measuring the World (2012) features Germany in the early 19th century. The movie follows the lives of the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and German geographer Alexander von Humboldt and their many groundbreaking ways of measuring the world, evolving from their meeting in 1828 on the occasion of the first German Scientific Congress in Berlin organized by Humboldt. Adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann's novel "Measuring the World".
The screening will follow Alan Lightman's keynote lecture "The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science", which you can register here.
David Keyes, Director of Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST, will lead the discussion.
David Keyes directs the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST. He works at the interface between parallel computing and the numerical analysis of partial differential equations, with a focus on algorithms that scale to the world's largest computers -- today petascale, soon exascale. Newton-Krylov-Schwarz (NKS), Additive Schwarz Preconditioned Inexact Newton (ASPIN), and Algebraic Fast Multipole (AFM) methods are methods he helped name and is helping to popularize. Before joining KAUST as a founding dean in 2009, he led multi-institutional scalable solver software projects in the SciDAC and ASCI programs of the US DOE, ran university collaboration programs at LLNLs ISCR and NASAs ICASE, and taught at Columbia, Old Dominion, and Yale Universities. He earned a BSE in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton in 1978 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard in 1984. He is a Fellow of SIAM and AMS, and has been awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, and the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.
No resources found.
No links found.