About the Applied Mathematics Lab

 
  The Applied Mathematics Lab of the Courant Institute is an interdisciplinary research lab whose interests span applied mathematics, physics, and biology.  It occupies 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.  Seed equipment for scientific computation was generously donated by SGI.  The laboratory joins a small but select group of experimental facilities housed within Departments of Mathematics. The AML is a dual use space for both experimental research and educational laboratory demonstration, and is an arena where mathematical theory and numerical simulation collide with experimental observation and measurement.  One focus of experimental research in the lab is the interaction of flowing fluids with moving and flexible bodies.