The Applied Mathematics Laboratory
at the Courant Institute
The Applied Mathematics Lab of the Courant
Institute is an interdisciplinary research lab
whose interests span applied mathematics, physics,
and biology, and which uses the tools of
experimental observation and measurement, and
mathematical modeling, simulation, and analysis.
The experimental labs occupy a suite of rooms on
the ground floor of Warren Weaver Hall at 251
Mercer street, just one block west of Broadway. The laboratory
opened in the Spring of 1998 following a space
renovation funded by the Estate of Edward A.
Sears and by the Mobil Foundation. The laboratory
joins a small but select group of experimental
facilities housed within Departments of
The AML is an arena where mathematical theory
and numerical simulation collide with
experimental observation and measurement.
A primary focus of experimental and theoretical
research in the lab has been the interaction of
flowing fluids with moving and flexible bodies,
inspired by biological and geophysical phenomena.