Adrian Bejan: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

look closely enough and you'll find similar shapes and forms repeating in nature Romanian born thermodynamics professor Adrian Poisson see something deeper than coincidence a fundamental theory of physics that explains the shape of everything in the universe we would unravel the mysteries of Egypt's pyramids in the genius of the Eiffel Tower while demonstrating how governments are designed like river basins and how businesses are as interdependent as the trees on the forest floor with constructal theory Bijan posits that all designs arising in nature do so because they promote the flowing of matter energy and information from place to place in other words the shape of trees our lungs river basins and even corporate hierarchies are tied deeply to the nature of the universe you

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