Knudsen numbers

One of the reasons Bud Peterson rocks as the new president of Georgia Tech:

When walking him down to the lobby after our all-employee meeting yesterday, we ran into Ken Stewart (Commissioner of Economic Development), and had a brief but useful conversation. I mentioned how great it was to have so many related functions in the Centergy building, because we get to have casual serendipitous interactions with so many different members of the technology community.

Dr. Peterson treated us to a clear and concise 30-second lecture on Knudsen numbers and the concept of mean free path.

Yep, he’s the big boss, and a talented administrator… but he’s also still a helluva engineer!


  1. Bill Meffert says

    Haven’t thought about that since transport phenomenon days – over 25 years ago. Dr. Peterson exudes integrity.