Norman J. Zabusky
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Rutgers University, USA
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EDUCATION & POST-DOC: 1951: Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Magna cum-laude. City College of New York, 1953: MS, Electrical Engineering , MIT, Cambridge, Mass.Servomechanism Laboratory. 1959: PhD, Physics , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena ,CA 1959: NSF Postdoctoral , Max-Planck Institute of Physics ( 9/59-6/60), Munich, Germany . 1960: Princeton University, Physics for research at Plasma Physics Lab.
EMPLOYMENT: 1961-1976: Bell Laboratories Research staff & Head, 1st Computational Physics Research Dept. (‘68-‘76). 1976-1988, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. 1988 -2005 State of New Jersey Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Rutgers University, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Laboratory for Visiometrics and Modeling. Founder & Director 2006; Visiting Professor & Consultant , Dept of Complex Physics , WIS, Rehovot
Consultant: Naval Research Lab., Washington, D.C. , Los Alamos Scientific Lab., Exxon Research Labs, Linden NJ.
Visiting Professor : 1980: ( Sept-Dec.)Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. With Prof P.L.Christiansen. Writing review and vortex dynamics 1996: March – June, Nagoya University,Visiting Prof. in JIFT Program in Plasma Physics. Nagoya, Japan. 2001: March-June. Institute of Laser Engineering, with Prof K. Nishihara, RT & RM instabilities. Osaka, Japan.
Fellowships and Awards: 2003: Otto Laporte Award of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, "For pioneering and enduring contributions in nonlinear and vortex physics and computational
fluid dynamics, including: the soliton; contour dynamics and V-states for 2D flows;
vortex projectiles for accelerated inhomogeneous flows; and visiometrics for reduced modeling.”
1986: Potts Medal of the Franklin Institute for the discovery of the soliton. [Zabusky, N J and Kruskal, M D (1965). “Interaction of'Solitons' in a Collisionless Plasma & the Recurrence of Initial States”.Phys. Rev. Letters 15: 240-243.
1980: Jacobs Professor of Applied Physics. Outstanding Faculty Award, Rutgers University. Five Year Grant.
1972: Guggenheim Fellowship at Oxford University, UK (9/72-3/73) , and
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel. (3/73-6/30/73).
Meeting Organization: He was Leading or Sole organizer/director of several meetings, including: 1). School of Nonlinear Mathematics and Physics:1965, Max-Planck Institute of Physics, Munich, Germany . Sponsored by NATO Advanced Study Institutes 2). ScArt4: 4th Science and Art Conference . Supported Rutgers University.New Brunswick, N.J., 2005.
Conference website: http://mechanical.rutgers.edu/scart4/. See APS interview:“Science and Art Flow Together in Upcoming Conference” at http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200411/science-art.cfm
Invited Reviews. “Solitons” Norman J. Zabusky and Mason A. Porter (2010) Soliton. Scholarpedia, 5(8):2068.
“Fermi, Pasta, Ulam and the Birth of Experimental Mathematics.” Porter, M A; Zabusky, N J; Hu, B and Campbell, D K (2009). American Scientist 97(6): 214-222.
“Fermi–Pasta–Ulam, solitons and the fabric of nonlinear and computational science: History, synergetics, and visiometrics”. Zabusky, N.J,. Chaos 15, 015102 (2005).
“Vortex dynamics of fluids” ( NL2471) and “Visiometrics “ (NL3496) , Both by N.J. Zabusky. Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science, ed. Alwyn Scott. New York & London: Routledge, 2005.
“Vortex paradigm for accelerated inhomogeneous flows: Visiometrics for the Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov environments”. N.J. Zabusky. Ann. Review of Fluid Mechanics, 1999, 31, 495-535.
“Computational synergetics", N. J. Zabusky, 1984, Physics Today.
“ Computational synergetics and mathematical innovation”, 1981. N.J. Zabusky, J. Computational Physics 43, 195-249.
Invited collection in Book: (2004- present) Two of his four posters, formally prize winners at the APS/DFD “Gallery of Fluid Motion” were published by Cambridge University Press, 2004 as part of a collection of 100 posters from past winners of the annual Gallery competition.
Scientific Computing Visualization – a new venue in the arts” http://www.mechanical.rutgers.edu/scart4/nz.scart2 Zabusky In Science and Art Symposium 2000, Eds. Proc. Zurich.< outreach>
High-Gradient compressible flows: Visualization, feature extraction and quantification" . 2000 R. Samtaney and N.J. Zabusky in "Flow visualization, techniques and examples. Editors, A. Smits and T. Lim. Imperial College Press, 2000, 317-344.
Interview "From art to modern science: Understanding waves and turbulence" Interview of N.J. Zabusky by Paul Leath for Research Channel Show, “By the Book”. ( mpg Animation ). Produced by: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, July 24, 2003. <outreach>
Selected Papers: 1989-present:
• Guide to Phase diagrams for vesicles in shear and rotational flow: Critique and future directions. N. J. Zabusky, Enrico Segre, Julien Deschamps, Vasiliy Kantsler and Victor Steinberg .(Phys. Rev E, submitted, 3/15/2010). o • Shock cavity implosion morphologies and vortical projectile generation in axisymmetric shock- spherical F/S bubble interactions,1998. N.J. Zabusky and S-M. Zeng, J. Fluid Mechanics 362, 327-346. o • Circulation deposition on shock accelerated planar and curved density-stratified interfaces: models and scaling laws. 1994. R. Samtaney and N.J. Zabusky, J. Fluid Mechanics, 269 (45-78). o • DAVID and Visiometrics: Visualizing and quantifying evolving amorphous objects. 1990. F.J. Bitz and N.J. Zabusky, Computers in Physics, Nov/Dec (603-614). o • Vortex Paradigm for Shock-Accelerated Density-Stratified Interfaces. 1989. J.F. Hawley and N.J. Zabusky, Phys. Rev Letters 63, 1241-1244.
Summary He has a long record of innovation and enduring accomplishment in: fluid dynamics ,visualization, and computational asymptotics ( or reduced modeling) of fluid phenomenon. In 1965, he and M.D. Kruskal introduced the "soliton" as the essential paradigm for understanding a wide class of nonlinear integrable systems. His "contour dynamics” algorithm for the 2d Euler equations is a paradigm for reduced complexity modeling. He introduced the "visiometric" approach in Computers in Physics,1989. In 2005 he began work in vesicle dynamics when he joined the experimental group of Prof. V. Steinberg at WIS. ===END