Keith Moffatt AKA Henry Keith Moffatt Born: 12Apr1935 Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Mathematician, Physicist Nationality: United States Executive summary: Fluid dynamics Mathematician and physicist Keith Moffatt has conducted extensive research into fluid dynamics, including magnetohydrodynamics and the theory of turbulence. Beyond academia he is perhaps best known for a 2005 paper explaining why a hardboiled egg spun on its side will quickly alter its spin, rising up on one end. Wife: Katharine Linty Stiven Moffatt (m. 1960, two daughters, one son)
High School: George Watson's College, Edinburgh, Scotland (1953) University: BS Mathematics, Cambridge University (1957) University: BA Physics, Cambridge University (1959) University: ScD Physics, Cambridge University (1962) Teacher: Mathematics, Cambridge University (196277) Professor: Applied Mathematics, University of Bristol (197780) Professor: Mathematical Physics, Cambridge University (1980) Professor: Mathematical Physics, École Polytechnique (199299) Administrator: Director of Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University (19962001)
Hughes Medal 2005 Accademia dei Lincei American Physical Society French Academy of Sciences Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Foreign Member
Royal Society 1986 Royal Society of Edinburgh
Author of books:
Microhydrodynamics (1998) Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics (2000, with George Batchelor and M. G. Worster)
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