THE ENSKOG HERITAGE
September 23, 13-17, 1997.
David Enskog, professor of mathematics and mechanics at KTH 1930-1947, is most known as one of the
originators of the Chapman-Enskog method. Through it, it was possible for the first time to
derive the Navier-Stokes equations for a gas from the Boltzmann equation. The viscosity and
heat conductivity were derived from the properties of molecular interaction. He is also known
for the so-called Enskog equation, pertaining to denser gases. The ideas of Enskog are today
continuing to be fruitful. This year 50 years have passed since the death of David Enskog.
Program, with preliminary titles of lectures
13.15 Janne Carlsson, president of KTH, opens the meeting.
Yoshio Sone, Professor, Kyoto University, "Fluid dynamics in the light of kinetic
Inauguration of David Enskog lecture
14.15 Mats Fridlund, civ.ing., KTH, "The fall and rise of David Enskog"
15.30 Alf Sjölander, Professor, Chalmers, "Liquids and dense gases - from
Boltzmann-Chapman-Enskog to the present"
16.15 Mikhail Dzugutov, Dr., KTH, "Enskog's ideas and atomic diffusion in
The lectures are directed to a general audience and do not require special knowledge
in kinetic theory.
The lectures take place in Lecture hall D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5.
"The Enskog Heritage" is supported by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel
Institute for Physics.
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Last updated: August 20 1997.