Prof G Vaughan, Prof D Schultz, Dr D Hooper
6 February 2019
Turbulence is one of the great unsolved problems of atmospheric science. It is present on a very wide range of scales, but the key areas of uncertainty lie at small scales – those which cannot be resolved by numerical models.
Direct numerical simulation of polymeric-fluid flows
Dr D Kivotides, Dr P Grassia
Applications accepted all year round
Polymers and turbulence are two of the most difficult problems in statistical physics. In the past, the study of polymeric liquids was divided in two categories.
A new look at the turbulent interstellar medium
Dr P Clark, Prof A Whitworth
18 January 2019
Supersonic turbulent motions are thought to play a major role in star formation process. Theories have suggested that ’turbulence’ is responsible for shaping the interstellar medium (ISM), regulating star formation, and even setting the masses of stars as they form in young clusters.