Invited Lecturers & Program


Poster presentations and abstract submission

Accommodations & Transportation

Special issue in Physica D

Organizing Committee


Visitor Information (Homewood Campus)




Invited Lecturers

  • Roberto Benzi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
  • Stephen H. Davis (Northwestern University)
  • Mitchell J. Feigenbaum (Rockefeller University)
  • Michael E. Fisher (University of Maryland College Park)
  • Uriel Frisch (Observatoire de Nice)
  • Dan D. Joseph (University of Minnesota)
  • Leo P. Kadanoff (University of Chicago)
  • Yukio Kaneda (Nagoya University)
  • Roddam Narasimha (Indian Institute of Science)
  • Jacob Palis (Inst. Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Itamar Procaccia (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • James A. Yorke (University of Maryland College Park)

Conference Program

Friday, May 30, 2008, Hodson Hall 110, Homewood Campus, JHU

8:00-9:00            Breakfast
9:00-9:10            Welcome & Introductory Remarks (C. Meneveau for organizing committee)

FLUID SCIENCE                                               Chair:  G. Eyink

9:10 – 9:50         R. Narasimha:   “Does solar activity affect Indian monsoons?: A new                                                       analysis of an old problem”
9:50 – 10:30       S.H. Davis          “Dynamics and stability of foams”

10:30-11:00        Coffee break

11:00-11:40        L.P. Kadanoff     “Two turbulent tales: Rayleigh-Taylor and Rayleigh-Bénard”
11:40-12:20        D.A. Joseph:      “Viscous potential flow”

12:20-1:30          Lunch at the Glass Pavilion

1:30-2:55            POSTER SESSION I: Turbulent Flows (Great Hall, Levering Building)

NONLINEAR AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS  I           Chair:  Daniel Lathrop

3:00-3:40            J.A. Yorke:          " Infinite Period Doubling Cascades of periodic orbits in                                                                     high dimensional systems ”


Saturday, May 31, 2008, Hodson Hall 110, Homewood Campus, JHU

8:00-9:00            Breakfast

NONLINEAR AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS  II         Chair: Gustavo Stolovitzky

9:00-9:40            M.E. Fisher:     “Charge correlations in near-critical electrolytes:                                                     Simulations defy theory”
9:40 – 10:20       J. Palis;            “Open questions leading to a global perspective in dynamics"                                          
10:20-10:50        Coffee break

10:50-11:30        M.J. Feigenbaum: “Pattern selection and distant boundaries”

FLUID TURBULENCE                                              Chair: Shiyi Chen

11:30 – 12:10     U. Frisch:        “Bottlenecks, hyperviscosity and thermalization”

12:10-1:00          Lunch at the Glass Pavilion

1:00-2:00            POSTER SESSION II: Nonlinear Dynamics, Fluids Physics &                         
                                                               Geophysical Flows
(Great Hall, Levering Building)

FLUID TURBULENCE (CONT’D)                               Chair: Shiyi Chen

2:00-2:40            Y. Kaneda:     “Statistics in direct numerical simulation of high Reynolds number                                                    turbulence in a periodic box”
2:40-3:20            I. Procaccia:    “What makes the spreading angle of a turbulent jet?”
3:20-4:00            R. Benzi:         “The mechanism of drag reduction in wall bounded                                                     turbulence with flexible polymers.”

4:00-4:15            REMARKS      K.R.Sreenivasan

~4:15                  End of Symposium


Last update: 06/03/2008