You’ve probably never heard of Fedkiw, but if you’ve seen the roaring oceans waves crashing around Johnny Depp in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies or the splattering lava flows in the final duel in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” you’ve enjoyed his handiwork.
From his time as a graduate student at UCLA, Fedkiw has conducted cutting-edge research into computational physics, a field that uses computers to simulate physical phenomena. These complex models and simulations are highly valued because they allow researchers to observe theoretical events or to predict how objects might behave under certain conditions.
Computational Physics Prof Earns Oscar
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