Physics-based Computer Modeling and Simulation or What daVinci and other Polymaths* would be doing if they were alive today

Dr. Russell Torti
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Abstract: The application of computer modeling and simulation finds it roots in von Neumannís Monte Carlo hydrodynamics simulations which were conducted for the Manhattan Project during the 1940ís. Continuing evolutionary development of von Neumannís computer architecture has yielded Multiprocessor and Graphical Processor capabilities that are opening up a new world of disruptive technologies and complex, real-time physics-based simulations. A multiplicity of scientific and artistic physical modeling is now possible on desktop machines which would make even the most enthusiastic Polymath excited. An overview of scientific, industrial, and artistic simulation technologies will be described, developed, and discussed. Current practical examples and applications will be presented along with the prospects for exciting future development.

* Polymath Ė a person who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields

UT Arlington Physics