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John Trevor Stuart

Name  John Stuart

Fields  Fluid mechanics
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Born  John Trevor Stuart 29 January 1929 (age 86) (1929-01-29)
Institutions  Imperial College London Royal College of Science
Thesis  Stability of viscous motion for finite disturbances (1952)
Notable awards  Fellow of the Royal Society (1974) Otto Laporte Award (1987) Senior Whitehead Prize (1984)
Books  Hydrodynamic Stability of Fluid Flows: Inaugural Lecture, 14 November 1967 [delivered at The] Imperial College of Science and Technology (University of London)

Alma mater  Imperial College London
Institution  Royal College of Science

(John) Trevor Stuart FRS (born 29 January 1929) is a mathematician and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London working in theoretical fluid mechanics, hydrodynamic stability of fluid flows and nonlinear partial differential equations.

Education

Stuart was educated Gateway Grammar School, Leicester and Imperial College of Science and Technology, London where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949 and a PhD in 1953.

Career

Stuart joined the Aeronautics Division of the National Research Laboratory, returning to join the staff of Imperial College after a few years. He was appointed Professor of Theoretical Fluid Mechanics in 1966 and was Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1974 to 1979 and 1983 to 1986. He was Dean of the Royal College of Science from 1990 to 1993. He is currently Emeritus Professor at Imperial.

Research

Stuart is known for his work on nonlinear waves in the onset of turbulence in fluids. He also extended the work of Lord Rayleigh with research into steady streaming in unsteady viscous flows at high Reynolds numbers.

Awards

Stuart was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974 and awarded the Otto Laporte Award in 1985 and the Senior Whitehead Prize in 1984. He also holds honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Brown University and the University of East Anglia. He is current editor of the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society.

References

John Trevor Stuart Wikipedia


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