28 Feb '15, 8pm

Ashok Gadgil: The Humanitarian Inventor

Ashok Gadgil: The Humanitarian Inventor

No! No! No! In Ashok Gadgil ’s cluttered office at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, hidden among the stacks of books and awards and whiteboards and ID badges from humanitarian organizations, you’ll spot tiny pictures of former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan. “Just Say No! ,” each picture implores. Gadgil has appropriated Reagan’s antidrug slogan for his own ends. “I tend to say yes too often,” he says, laughing. “Saying no is valuable, because I’m interested in lots of stuff, but my time is full.” Gadgil’s career is a testament to being interested in many things. Starting with a Ph.D. in physics in 1979 from the University of California, Berkeley, he moved from working on the general theory of relativity, to applied math, to computational fluid dynamics, to mechanical engineering. “Kind of a convoluted way to get there,” he admits. “But I wanted to do something tha...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/ashok-gadgil-...

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