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Lecture by Prof. Adrian Bejan

DATE: JUNE 24, 2019; 03:00 PM

Professor Adrian Bejan (member of Academia Europaea) from the American Duke University delivered the last in the Interdisciplinary Scientific Seminar series of lectures before the summer holiday. Professor Bejan is an outstanding specialist in mechanics and the discoverer of the constructal law in thermodynamics.

Prof. Bejan talked about the manifestations of this right in nature and its application in human systems design in 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 university’s auditorium (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 his “Thermodynamics and constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems”. The 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 (BS in 1971, MS in 1972, and PhD in 1975).

Professor Bejan was appointed full professor at Duke University in 1984. He has authored 30 books and 650 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been awarded 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries. He is a member of the Academy of Europe. His lecture delivered at Wrocław University of Science and Technology was based on the book “The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything” (St. Martin’s Press, 2016).