# “The Nine Emeagwali Equations Are My Contributions to Physics” | African American Mathematicians

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TIME magazine called him

“the unsung hero behind the Internet.” CNN called him “A Father of the Internet.”

President Bill Clinton called him “one of the great minds of the Information

Age.” He has been voted history’s greatest scientist

of African descent. He is Philip Emeagwali.

He is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to launch the 2008 Kwame Ture lecture series

on Sunday June 8 at the JFK [John F. Kennedy] auditorium

UWI [The University of the West Indies] Saint Augustine 5 p.m.

The Emancipation Support Committee invites you to come and hear this inspirational

mind address the theme:

“Crossing New Frontiers to Conquer Today’s Challenges.”

This lecture is one you cannot afford to miss. Admission is free.

So be there on Sunday June 8 5 p.m.

at the JFK auditorium UWI St. Augustine. [Wild applause and cheering for 22 seconds] [Philip Emeagwali’s Equations for Computational

Physics] As a research computational mathematician

of the 1970s and ‘80s that executed supercomputer calculations

from Corvallis (Oregon, United States) to Los Alamos (New Mexico, United States),

I believe that they are more mathematical equations

to be yet discovered. I believe that

they are partial differential equations beyond the blackboard

and that has never been scribbled on the blackboard.

For that reason, my quest for a new internet

was motivated by my need to execute the fastest

mathematical computations and to execute the fastest

companion email communications that must arise

while executing those computations across my ensemble of 65,536 processors

that defined that new internet. That quest

for the fastest mathematical computations and email communications

was preceded by another quest for the correct system of coupled, non-linear,

time-dependent, and state-of-the-art partial differential equations

of modern mathematics and extreme-scale computational physics.

Those partial differential equations defined the initial-boundary value problem

of modern calculus that was at the computational testbed

for my calculations that I executed across

my global network of 65,536 processors

that, in turn, outlined and defined a new internet.

That is, I wanted to go beyond recording

the fastest computational speeds. I wanted to record those speeds

across my new internet. I wanted to not only record speeds

that were previously unrecorded but to record those speeds

while solving the correct partial differential equations.

Recording those speeds required that I mathematically discover

the century-old mathematical error that was unknown to

mathematical physicists that formulated

the initial-boundary value problem of modern calculus

that was at the mathematical foundation of petroleum reservoir simulators.

To record those supercomputing speeds required that I invent

the correct partial differential equations. I invented

thirty-six [36] mathematical terms, called partial derivatives that measure changes

in velocity, both in time and space Those mathematical terms

encoded inertial forces that were not accounted for

in the Second Law of Motion of physics

and that were not coded into petroleum reservoir simulators.

I contributed to modern algebra by inventing

thirty-six [36] partial difference terms of extreme-scale algebra

and computational physics. Those algebraic terms

decoded, or discretized, the thirty-six [36] partial derivative terms

that I invented. Those terms defined the nine

partial differential equations and defined the nine

partial difference equations that I invented to approximate

the new partial differential equations and that are called

the Emeagwali’s Equations and that could be used

by computational physicists to simulate and enhance

the amount of crude oil and natural gas that is discovered and recovered. [Wild applause and cheering for 17 seconds] Insightful and brilliant lecture