On Friday, November 3rd, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as part of the colloquium series hosted by Caltech's Department of Aerospace. Baker will discuss historical figures in structural engineering, including James Clerk Maxwell, William John Macquorn Rankine, and George Biddell Airy. Baker will review the seminal contributions of these figures to the theory of structures, and their applications in contemporary structural engineering.
The Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) is a leading institution of aerospace research. For the annual colloquium series, GALCIT invites top scholars from around the world to present recent research and contribute new ideas.
GALCIT Colloquium Series: Maxwell, Rankine, Airy, and Modern Structural Engineering Design
November 3, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall
California Institute of Technology, Department of Aerospace
1200 E. California Blvd.