Workshop II: Turbulent Transport and Mixing

Part of the Long Program Mathematics of Turbulence
October 13 - 17, 2014


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Turbulent Transport and Mixing is concerned with the fundamental physics, mathematical modeling, analysis, and computation of the enhanced advection and diffusion of heat, mass, and momentum that often characterizes turbulence. Turbulent mixing is a familiar phenomenon but one which still presents many interesting open questions. For example, how can turbulent mixing of, say, passive scalars be quantitatively characterized? What aspects of turbulent diffusion can be rigorously deduced from the fundamental equations of motion? What are the most effective approaches to reduced and/or closed models of turbulent mixing? What are the primary computational challenges for fluid transport and mixing and, and how can insights from rigorous mathematical studies and experimental investigations aid numerical analysis and simulations? These are questions that will be addressed in this workshop.

It is the goal of this workshop to bring together mathematicians, physicists, and engineers who work in the area of Turbulent Transport and Mixing. We expect this workshop will attract junior as well as senior participants.

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

Program Poster PDF

Organizing Committee

Annalisa Bracco (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Colm-cille Caulfield (University of Cambridge)
Charles Doering (University of Michigan, Departments of Mathematics and Physics)
Alexander Kiselev (Rice University, Mathematics)
Jean-Luc Thiffeault (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mathematics)