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Laurent Steffan

Current job

Scientific expert at BPA (Rouen, France), helping our customers describe and document their R&D activities.

Academic background

  • Engineer from École Centrale de Nantes, majored in “mechanical engineering & computing”

  • PhD in Industrial Computing

Research activities

Trying to apply Clifford algebras (more specifically the Geometric Algebra variant by Prof. David Hestenes) to numerical computation for the modeling and simulation of continuous media (fluids in particular)

I have been prototyping my stuff in Python but now requires more powerful hardware (GPUs) that Fortran should be able to use more efficiently. Hence my renewed interest in Fortran (specifically for HPC) and parallel/distributed computation.

I am affiliated (“chercheur associé”) with Institut Pascal, a CNRS lab in Clermont-Ferrand.


(for communicating with people)

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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