OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Landau Recognized for Computational Science Work

12/27/2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Rubin Landau, a professor emeritus of physics at Oregon State University, has received a 2006 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences Award from the Krell Institute.

Landau was recognized for publication of “A First Course in Scientific Computing: Symbolic, Graphic, and Numeric Modeling Using Maple, Java, Mathematica and Fortran90.” This work introduces concepts of computational engineering and science using three programming paradigms, with examples from physics, math and other disciplines. The award was one of just three made in the nation.

The Krell Institute, based in Ames, Iowa, manages technology-based education and information programs, and its activities include fellowships, educational outreach, information management and exchange. These awards were designed to recognize significant innovation in education and programs that advance computational science.

Landau, an expert on the theory and simulation of few body, subatomic systems and scattering theory, has also worked extensively on new curricula and materials for computational science and physics for undergraduate education.