Research presentations at Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting

Carolina Mathematics will be well represented next week at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) in San Diego. Professors Roberto Camassa, Greg Forest, Rich McLaughlin, and Laura Miller, along with multiple undergraduate researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees from their research groups will present their latest research findings. The DFD is regularly one of the most important fluid dynamics meetings of the year, with presentations provided by a broadly interdisciplinary collection of international scientists, and the numerous contributions from Carolina Mathematics is consistent with the strong presence of applied mathematics in our Department.

Visualization plays an important role in fluid dynamics, as exemplified here with photographs from the poster “Pancake vortices formed by a plume trapped in sharp stratification” by Carolina undergraduates Michael Baker, Johnny Reis and Jeremy Ward (in collaboration with others in the Joint Fluids Laboratory) and with images of vorticity contours and velocity vectors from swimming and turning jellyfish by Laura Miller’s group.

Scheduled research presentations representing Carolina Mathematics (information about contributors available from links):