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Born:  August 13, 1819
in Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland

Died:  February 1, 1903
in Cambridge, England

The Navier-Stokes equation is the primary equation of computational fluid dynamics, relating pressure and external forces acting on a fluid to the response of the fluid flow. Forms of this equation are used in computations for aircraft and ship design, weather prediction, and climate modeling.