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Symposium on Fluid Science and Turbulence

At the boundaries of nonlinear physics, fluid mechanics and turbulence: where do we stand?

Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
May 30 and 31, 2008

The 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. K.R. Sreenivasan, a most influential figure in nonlinear physics, fluid mechanics and turbulence, on occasion of his 60th birthday.

Transcript of Prof. K.R. Sreenivasan's remarks at the banquet.

Transcript of Prof. K.R. Sreenivasan's closing remarks.

Symposium Photograph (1.5 MB jpg).

Photo with invited speakers & organizing committee (1.4 MB jpg).

Symposium POSTER (300 KB pdf)


Last update: 06/27/2008