Richard H. Gallagher Remembered
The International Journal of Numerical Engineering, founded over thirty years ago by Richard H. Gallagher and Olek C. Zienkiewicz, has lost a most remarkable editor and a warm personality: Dick Gallagher, who died in Tucson, Arizona in September 1997 at the age of 69. NME was the first journal to be published by Wiley's Chichester business, and has grown into one of our largest and most important journals with subscribers all over the world.
A pioneer of the "finite elements" in the early 1960s, Dr. Gallagher's name is forever linked to the title of the journal and to the research field of numerical methods in engineering. To give you an impression of what this means, the design of the Thrust Supersonic Car which broke the sound barrier at 1220 km/h in Nevada last year would not have been possible without these finite elements, a tool that is used in computer design of engineering applications.
Dr. Gallagher has published several books with us, and in his memory Wiley is funding a bi-annual prize and silver medal, "The Richard H. Gallagher Prize for Young Investigators in Numerical Methods in Engineering."