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Mathematics of Turbulence

Workshop III: Geophysical and Astrophysical Turbulence

October 27 - 31, 2014

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Organizing Committee

Jon Aurnou (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Oliver Bühler (New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science)
Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown University)
Pascale Garaud (University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz))
Keith Julien (University of Colorado, Boulder)

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Scientific Overview

This workshop will cover a number of selected topics that are common to Oceanography, Planetary Geophysics, Atmospheric Dynamics and Astrophysics including turbulent convection, turbulence induced by baroclinic instabilities, shear turbulence (both stratified and unstratified), double-diffusive convection, and wave-induced turbulence. In all these cases geophysicists and astrophysicists strive to model the effects of the specific type of turbulence considered on heat, compositional and momentum transport. In many instances progress on common problems has been made in parallel without much interaction between the scientific communities.

This workshop will bring together scientists from different backgrounds to share their most recent results, attempting to bridge the subject-gap, and foster fruitful collaborations.

This workshop will include a poster session; a request for posters will be sent to registered participants in advance of the workshop.

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Confirmed Speakers

Jon Aurnou (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Stephen Belcher (University of Reading)
Matthew Browning (University of Exeter)
Nic Brummell (University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz))
Oliver Bühler (New York University)
Michael Calkins (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Paola Cessi (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Jean-Marc Chomaz (Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique (LadHyX))
Emmanuel Dormy (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Raffaele Ferrari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown University)
Ian Grooms (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Celine Guervilly (University of Leeds)
Keith Julien (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Hubert Klahr (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
Edgar Knobloch (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))
Michael Le Bars (Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre)
Alex Mahalov (Arizona State University)
Darcy Ogden (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Annick Pouquet (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Nathaneal Schaeffer (Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble)
Leslie Smith (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Steve Tobias (University of Leeds)

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An application/registration form is available at:


The application form is for those requesting financial support to attend the workshop. We urge you to apply as early as possible. Applications received by Monday, September 01, 2014 will receive fullest consideration. Letters of reference may be sent to the address or email address below. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as funding decisions are made. If you do not need or want to apply for funding, you may simply register. IPAM will close registration if we reach capacity; for this reason, we encourage you to register early.

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.

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