Lecturers & Program
presentations and abstract submission
issue in Physica D
Information (Homewood Campus)
on Fluid Science and Turbulence
At the boundaries of nonlinear physics,
fluid mechanics and turbulence: where do we stand?
30 and 31, 2008
objectives of this two-day symposium were to take stock of the
current state-of-the-art of research at the broad intersection
between nonlinear physics, fluid dynamics and turbulence, and to
discuss and map out future directions. The symposium brought
together the senior scientists who led the developments of the
last decades, and talented junior scientists who represent the
future of the field. The symposium consisted of 12 invited
talks, subject-specific poster
sessions and extensive discussion
periods. The program commenced May 30 (Friday morning) and
ran through May 31 (Saturday) late afternoon. The Symposium
banquet took place Friday evening. Topics covered
included developments in nonlinear physics and statistical mechanics
of complex systems, scaling dynamics of high-Reynolds number
turbulence, multiscale approaches in fluid mechanics, wall-bounded
turbulence, and high Rayleigh number convection and cryogenic
turbulence. A special issue is planned in the peer-reviewed journal
Physica D. Participants of the symposium are invited to submit
papers to the special issue. The symposium also honors Prof.
Sreenivasan, a most influential figure in nonlinear physics,
fluid mechanics and turbulence, on occasion of his 60th birthday.
of Prof. K.R. Sreenivasan's remarks at the banquet.
of Prof. K.R. Sreenivasan's closing remarks.
Photograph (1.5 MB jpg).
with invited speakers & organizing committee (1.4 MB
POSTER (300 KB pdf)