To Shake or to Stir: The Mathematics of Mixing

To Shake or to Stir: The Mathematics of Mixing
Date & Time: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:45 to 17:45
Colm-cille P. Caulfield, BP Institute & DAMTP & Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK
Room 311, NYU Shanghai | 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Understanding the mixing of fluids of different properties is a fundamentally important challenge with applications from the making of the perfect cocktail to describing the transport of heat and pollutants in the atmosphere and oceans. The underlying mathematics has a beauty all its own, due not least to a subtle and non-intuitive interplay between a wide range of physical processes and the inherently nonlinear dynamics of fluid motion. In this talk, I both review some of the key successes in the mathematical description of mixing, and also introduce some fascinating open questions.

Seminar by the NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai and the NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics at NYU Shanghai

Location & Details: 

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