Date: 24 June, 2019; 15:00
Venue: Auditorium of WUST (building (A-1, wyb. Wyspiańskiego 27)
Professor Adrian Bejan (Member of the Academia Europaea) from the American Duke University delivered the last in WUST’s Interdisciplinary Scientific Seminar series of lectures before the summer holiday. Professor Bejan is an outstanding specialist in mechanics and the discoverer of the constructive law in thermodynamics.
Prof. Bejan talked about the manifestations of this right in nature and its application in human systems design during his lecture entitled “Nature, evolution and purpose”, which he delivered at Wrocław University of Science and Technology on June 24.
The meeting took place in the auditorium of WUST (building (A-1, wyb. Wyspiańskiego 27), at 3 pm.
The lecture was open to all interested parties (it was delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Polish).
Prof. Adrian Bejan was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal for „Thermodynamics and constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems”. Professor has made contributions to modern thermodynamics and developed what he calls the constructal law. He received all his degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.1971, M.S.1972, Ph.D.1975).
Professor Bejan was appointed full professor at Duke University in 1984. He authored 30 books and 650 peer-reviewed journal articles, and was awarded 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries. He is a member of the Academy of Europe. The lecture at The Wrocław University of Science and Technology is based on the book: „The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything” (St. Martin’s Press, 2016).