Zora The huge and hard working family lived happily in Jurjevska 31a, Zagreb, in a beautifully organized house. It is interesting that this family building, surrounded with a cultivated park and rare plants, had among others an oval room for music and concerts Musik-Zimmer. Today the house and the park are in a sad shape, devastated since during the ex-Yugoslav Communist period.
Her mother also studied mathematics for a Cathleen morawetz masters thesis. Her uncle was Edward Hutchinson Synge who is credited as the inventor of the Near-field scanning optical microscope. Both her parents were supportive of her interest in mathematics and science, and it was a woman mathematician, Cecilia Kriegerwho had been a family friend for many years who later encouraged Morawetz to pursue a Ph.
Morawetz said her father was influential in stimulating her interest in mathematics, but he wondered whether her studying mathematics would be wise suggesting they might fight like the Bernoulli brothers. She earned her Ph. During this time she had no teaching requirements and could focus purely on research.
She published work on a variety of topics in applied mathematics including viscositycompressible fluids and transonic flows. Even if an aircraft remains subsonic, the air flowing around the wing can reach supersonic velocity.
The mix of air at supersonic and subsonic velocity creates shock waves that can slow the airplane. Turning to the mathematics of transonic flowshe showed that specially designed shockless airfoils could not, in fact, prevent shocks. Shocks developed in response to even small perturbations, such as a gust of wind or an imperfection in a wing.
Subsequently, the shocks she predicted mathematically now have been observed in experiments as air flows around the wing of a plane. At this point she began to work more closely with her colleagues publishing important joint papers with Peter Lax and Ralph Phillips on the decay of solutions to the wave equation around a star shaped obstacle.
She continued with important solo work on the wave equation and transonic flow around a profile until she was promoted to full professor by At this point her research expanded to a variety of problems including papers on the Tricomi equation the nonrelativistic wave equation including questions of decay and scattering.
Her first doctoral student, Lesley Sibnerwas graduated in In the s she worked on questions of scattering theory and the nonlinear wave equation. She proved what is now known as the Morawetz Inequality. She died on August 8, in New York City.
Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics.
The American Mathematical Monthly. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society N. Morawetz, Cathleen; Kriegsmann, Gregory A.CURRICULUM VITA (rev. March 27, ) for MICHAEL S. PILANT NAME: Michael S. Pilant CURRENT OFFICE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER Department of Mathematics.
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