Gregory Canavan PhD

Hertz Fellow: Gregory Canavan PhD

University of California, Davis/Livermore

Area of Study

Fluid Mechanics

Fellowship Years

1968 - 1969

Senior Fellow and Science Advisor for Los Alamos National Laboratory

Greg Canavan, Hertz Fellow and former chairman of the Hertz board, is a senior fellow and scientific advisor for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Previously, he served as the DOE director of the Office of Inertial Fusion, special assistant to the chief of staff of the U.S Air Force, and as a Presidential White House Fellow. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He chairs panels of the U.S. North Command, Air Force Space Command Independent Strategic Assessment Group (ISAG), USSTRATCOM, the Missile Defense Advisory Committee, and the New York City Mayor's Commission on Counter Terrorism.

Greg has served as a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on Climate Change, the Army Science Board, the Commission on the International Space Station, the NASA Earth Systems Science and Applications Advisory Committee, the USAF Scientific Advisory Board study of New World Vistas, the White House Science Council Military Committee, and SDIO Advisory Committee. Greg's current research interests are stochastic processes, missile defense, and arms stability.

Greg received his BS in mathematics from the USAF Academy, a MBA from Auburn University, and with the help from his Hertz Foundation Fellowship, he received his MS and PhD in applied science from UC Davis.


1969 - A Lagrangian Wiener-Hermite Expansion for Turbulence