Lagrange Points and Their Significance to Space Applications – 17 May @ 6PM

IEEE CENTRAL COAST FREE EVENT – 17 May @ 6PM @ RUSTY’S PIZZA – Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Behrooz Parhami Professor PRESENTS Lagrange Points and Their Significance to Space Applications

Location – Rusty’s Pizza, 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

6:00 PM – Complimentary Pizza, Salad, Beverage­

6:25 PM – Central Coast Status

6:30 PM – Dr. Parhami Presents

Please join us for the 17 May 2023 IEEE Central Coast Event. UCSB Professor Behrooz Parhami, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, will honor us with his very interesting talk “Lagrange Points and Their Significance to Space Applications “. I look forward to seeing you all on the 17th and know you will all enjoy this talk. The Abstract and Professor Parhami’s short Bio follow.

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 Lagrange Points and Their Significance to Space Applications

Abstract: Application of math to physics has given rise to the field of mathematical physics. In this talk, I will introduce one problem in this domain, its solution, and a few notable applications to Earth observation, monitoring of the Sun, and space telescopes. The problem is an instance of the three-body problem, which is super-difficult to solve in general. However, when one of the bodies is much smaller than the other two, so that its gravitational pull can be neglected (e.g., a satellite, compared with the Earth and the Moon), the problem becomes tractable. For each pair of heavy objects, with one rotating around the other, there are five special Lagrange Points in space, which I will introduce and relate to the applications cited above.

Dr. Behrooz Parhami

Speaker’s bio: Behrooz Parhami (PhD, UCLA 1973) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches and does research in computer arithmetic, parallel processing, and dependable computing. A Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and British Computer Society, and recipient of several other awards (including a most-cited paper award from J. Parallel & Distributed Computing), he has written six textbooks and more than 300 peer-reviewed technical papers. Professionally, he is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, serves on journal editorial boards and conference program committees, is passionate about puzzles, outreach efforts, & gender equity, and is active in technical consulting.