Personal Perspectives

Jacob Bear is interviewed by Alex Cheng and a group of colleagues and students from the Universities of Mississippi and Memphis. Jacob Bear reflects upon his distinguished career and emphasises the important need for connections to be made between fundamental understanding and real-world applications. The video shows us how Jacob Bear started to write his first book “Dynamics of Fluids in Porous Media” for UNESCO, his motivations, the people that influenced him, and how teaching is an important part of his work.

Recording date: 2006/10/13
Recording location: Oxford Conference Center, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Credits: Alex Cheng, Bob Holt, Sam Wang (University of Mississippi), Brian Waldron, Jerry Anderson (University of Memphis)
Sponsors: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi; Ground Water Institute, University of Memphis; Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of Mississippi; National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Mississippi; School of Engineering, University of Mississippi

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