The world comes to us as an endless stream of pieces. Our guest Professor Adrian Bejan, will discuss some of those puzzle pieces, their properties and how they flow together to create the world we live in. In the video, Design in Nature: Evolution & Technology, Dr. Bejan presents some of the ideas we will discuss on this show.
Professor Bejan is a former player on the Romanian national basketball team, who is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University. We will discuss flows in nature and sports, as well as get to know Professor Bejan and his work. Professor Bejan's developed the Constructal Law, which is the law of physics that accounts for the universal phenomenon of generation of design (configuration, pattern, geometry) in nature. The constructal law was stated by Professor Bejan in 1996 as follows: "For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier access to the imposed currents that flow through it." Professor Bejan is ranked since 2001 among the 100 most highly cited authors worldwide in engineering (all fields, all countries), the Institute for Scientific Information. Professor Bejan has received 16 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries. He is the author of 28 books and 580 peer-referred articles.
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