Monday, May 2, 2016

From Ballia to Boston: A Village Boy Goes to MIT and Goddard

Dr. Jagadish Shukla: "This is the story of a boy who was born in a small village in the Ballia District of India, walked barefoot while grazing cattle, learned Sanskrit and Math under a kerosene lamp, used bullock carts and elephants for transportation, and somehow ended up at MIT and Goddard. The lecture will also include a personal retrospective of the origins of the idea of predictability in the midst of chaos, and the evolution from Numerical Weather Prediction to Numerical Climate Prediction."

Dr. Jagadish Shukla, NASA/GSFC, Professor, George Mason University

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