Under the support of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, KUAE organized a symposium entitled “Four Decades of CFD: Looking Back and Moving Forward” to celebrate the careers of Anthony Jameson, Phil Roe and Bram van Leer (JRV) on June 22-23, 2013 in San Diego, CA. This prestigious symposium was held to provide an open and impartial forum for evaluating the current status of CFD and to learn from the past and chart the future of CFD in the coming decades.
The Symposium had 20 of the world's top CFD researchers as invited speakers, in addition to the three honorees. The speakers came from all over the world representing academia, industry and government institutions. A total of nearly 80 attendees came to the celebration. There were a total of four sessions, with three dedicated to each of the three honorees, and a panel discussion session, in which all three spoke. A reception concluded the first day, and a banquet was served on the second day.
True to the theme of the Symposium, the invited talks told stories of how some of the best-known CFD algorithms came into existence, and ventured bold predictions on where CFD might be heading. Simply put, the quality of the invited talks was amazing. At the banquet, former students and colleagues of JRV shared fond memories and stories, many told for the very first time, and the audience could not help bursting into laughs for extended periods of time. It was a very joyous occasion. In short, this is a once-in-a-life-time CFD festival which will impact CFD for a long time.
KUAE faculty, staff, students and alumni with the honorees. KUAE Chair, Z.J. Wang is the organizer, assisted by Leslee Smithhisler.