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Fluid flows: from graphene to planet atmospheres: March 20-24, 2017

Organized by: Gregory Falkovich, Leonid Levitov and Alexander Zamolodchikov.

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Fluid mechanics in two dimensions has wide range of applications and possesses unique mathematical properties which are far from being fully explored and used.

Even laminar and regular flows in two dimensions are of great interest ranging from microfluidics to emerging hydrodynamics of current flows in graphene. This latter subject requires the development of relativistic hydrodynamics.

A landmark feature of turbulence in two dimensions is an inverse cascade, that is an appearance of large vortices and jets out of multi-scale random flow. It is the most significant and most surprising discovery in turbulence in the last fifty years. We still have no adequate conceptual framework for this counter-intuitive process of self-organization. Several inverse cascades demonstrate conformal invariance, found empirically and still having no theoretical explanation. After the inverse cascade reaches the system size, it creates a coherent flow sometimes called condensate. Interaction of turbulence and condensate is presently one of the most active fields of turbulence research. Apart from fundamental importance, inverse turbulence cascades and condensates are ubiquitous features of astrophysical, geophysical and industrial flows, from planet atmospheres to tokamak plasma.

The workshop will have sessions on
1) viscous flows in strongly-interacting systems, including electrons in graphene,
2) mathematical aspects of fluid mechanics,
3) turbulence-flow interaction,
4) applications in geophysics, astrophysics and plasma physics.

The workshop is to be a place where representatives of plasma, solid-state, astro and geo-physics can meet fluid mechanists, field theorists and mathematicians. The goal is to facilitate development of a common theoretical framework and applications of the theory to different real-world phenomena.
The workshop is also a launch of the program, Turbulent and laminar flows in two dimensions: March 20 – April 21, 2017.

Talk Schedule


Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
10:00am Listening to the hydrodynamic noise in graphene Kin Chung Fong SCGP 102
10:45am Hydrodynamics of the Dirac fluid in graphene Andrew Lucas SCGP 102
11:30am AC currents in viscous electronics Mykola Semenyakin SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Higher-than-ballistic conduction in electron fluids Leonid Levitov SCGP 102
2:45pm Viscous electron flow in two spatial dimensions: from nonlocal transport to point contacts Marco Polini SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm Kinetic theory of Weyl metals Boris Spivak SCGP 102
4:45pm Chiral transport in gapless condensed matter phases Dmytro Pesin SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
10:15am New quantum effects in relativistic magnetohydrodynamics Dmitri Kharzeev SCGP 102
11:00am Quantization of 2d vortex flows Paul Wiegmann SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm From ballistic to diffusive transport, and localization, in 1D critical systems Denis Bernard SCGP 102
2:45pm V-states at finite deformation length David Dritschel SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:15pm Planar flows: from graphene to planet atmospheres Gregory Falkovich SCGP 103

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
10:15am Janus Spectra in Two-Dimensional Flows Rory Cerbus SCGP 102
11:00am Tendency to breaking and two-dimensional hydrodynamic turbulence for direct cascade Evgeny Kuznetsov SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Vortex scaling ranges in two-dimensional turbulence Helen Burgess SCGP 102
2:45pm Culmination of the inverse cascade – mean flow and fluctuations Anna Frishman SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm The interplay of jets and turbulence in geophysical flows Richard Scott SCGP 102
4:45pm Topological Origin of Geophysical Waves Antoine Venaille SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
10:15am Critical Transitions in Thin Layer Turbulence Alexandros Alexakis SCGP 102
11:00am Dimensional transitions in thin fluid layers Guido Boffetta SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Cascades and Dissipative Anomalies in Relativistic Fluid Turbulence Gregory Eyink SCGP 102
2:45pm Point-Splitting vs. Coarse-Graining Regularizations in Fluid Turbulence Theodore Drivas SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm Cascades and Scaling in Two-dimensional Compressible Turbulence Alexei Kritsuk SCGP 102
4:45pm Magnetic condensate in 2D Magnetohydrodynamics Stefano Musacchio SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
10:15am Is there such thing as 2d channel turbulence? Natalia Vladimirova SCGP 102
11:00am Generation of Mean Flows in Stochastic and Thermally Driven Two-Dimensional Flows Steve Tobias SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Characterization of steady solutions to the 2D Euler equation Boris Khesin SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby


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