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Mathematics of Turbulence

September 8 - December 12, 2014

Organizing Committee | Activities | Scientific Overview

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Organizing Committee

Charlie Doering (University of Michigan, Departments of Mathematics and Physics)
Gregory Eyink (Johns Hopkins University)
Pascale Garaud (University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz))
Michael Jolly (Indiana University)
Keith Julien (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Beverley McKeon (California Institute of Technology)

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Scientific Overview

Turbulence is perhaps the primary paradigm of complex nonlinear multi-scale dynamics. It is ubiquitous in fluid flows and plays a major role in problems ranging from the determination of drag coefficients and heat and mass transfer rates in engineering applications, to important dynamical processes in environmental science, ocean and atmosphere dynamics, geophysics, and astrophysics. Understanding turbulent mixing and transport of heat, mass, and momentum remains an important open challenge for 21st century physics and mathematics.

This IPAM program is centered on fundamental issues in mathematical fluid dynamics, scientific computation, and applications including rigorous and reliable mathematical estimates of physically important quantities for solutions of the partial differential equations that are believed, in many situations, to accurately model the essential physical phenomena. This program will bring together physicists, engineers, analysts, and applied mathematicians to share problems, insights, results and solutions. Enhancing communications across these traditional disciplinary boundaries is a central goal of the program.

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There will be an active program of scientific activities, seminars and workshops throughout the September 8 - December 12, 2014 period and core participants will be in residence at IPAM continuously for these fourteen weeks. The program will open with tutorials, and will be punctuated by four major workshops and a culminating workshop at UCLA's Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Several distinguished senior scientists will be in residence for the entire period. Between the workshops there will be a program of activities involving the long-term and short-term participants, as well as visitors.

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Confirmed Participants

Diego Ayala, McMaster University
Hakima Bessaih, University of Wyoming
Thomas Bewley, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Annalisa Bracco, Georgia Institute of Technology
Oliver Bühler, New York University
Russel Caflisch, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Colm Caulfield, University of Cambridge
Sergei Chernyshenko, Imperial College
Greg Chini, University of New Hampshire
Michele Coti Zelati, Indiana University
Charlie Doering, University of Michigan
Theodore Drivas, Johns Hopkins University
Bruno Eckhardt, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Gregory Eyink, Johns Hopkins University
Aseel Farhat, Indiana University
Brian Farrell, Harvard University
Pascale Garaud, University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
John Gibbon, Imperial College
David Goluskin, University of Michigan
Dan Henningson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Petros Ioannou, University of Athens
Michael Jolly, Indiana University
Keith Julien, University of Colorado, Boulder
John Kim, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Joseph Klewicki, University of New Hampshire
Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University
Vincent Martinez, Indiana University
Anna Mazzucato, Yale University
Beverley McKeon, California Institute of Technology
Martin Oberlack, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Annick Pouquet, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Ricardo Rosa, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Taraneh Sayadi, Imperial College
Peter Schmid, Imperial College
Joerg Schumacher, Technishche Universtitat Ilmenau
Susana Serna, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Yi-Kang Shi, Johns Hopkins University
Andre Souza, University of Michigan

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An application form is available at:


This application is for people requesting financial support to attend and participate for extended periods up to the entire length of the program (September 8 - December 12, 2014). Applications for individual workshops are separate and will be posted on individual workshop home pages when available. We urge you to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, June 08, 2014 but decisions will be made starting in January. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as funding decisions are made. Letters of reference may be sent to the address or email address below.

We have funding especially to support the attendance of recent PhD's, graduate students, and researchers in the early stages of their career; however, mathematicians and scientists at all levels who are interested in this area are encouraged to apply for funding. Encouraging the careers of women and minority mathematicians and scientists is an important component of IPAM's mission and we welcome their applications.

Contact Us:

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Attn: MT2014
460 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095-7121
Phone: 310 825-4755
Fax: 310 825-4756
Website: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/mt2014/

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