Google Doodle celebrates mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya

She was famous for fluid dynamics and partial differential equations, both of which are beyond my pay grade. And she worked on the Navier-Stokes equation(s?). Does this circle with the arrows represent anything in particular?

All I know from differential equations is they sometimes involved arrows in "direction fields" which may be a connection.


closed as off-topic by Gert, StephenG, sammy gerbil, GiorgioP, Cosmas Zachos Mar 9 at 10:48

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    $\begingroup$ You might wish to move the question to the suitable HSM SE. $\endgroup$ – Cosmas Zachos Mar 8 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is better suited to hsm.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Gert Mar 8 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ The equation is a Navier-Stokes equation for viscous flow and the doodle is probably dealing with turbulent flow causing vortexes. $\endgroup$ – StainlessSteelRat Mar 8 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ I've added the question to the History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange. Thx. $\endgroup$ – Jeff Lima Mar 8 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ Answered on HSM SE. hsm.stackexchange.com/questions/8361/… $\endgroup$ – Jeff Lima Mar 11 at 0:06