EUROMECH Colloquium 561: Dimensionality of Turbulence

19 - 21 May 2014, Coventry University, UK

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One of the most remarkable features of turbulence is that it operates in a radically different way in 2D flows than it does in 3D flows. The question of whether turbulence obeys two or three-dimensional dynamics therefore has drastic consequences for the natural and industrial processes where it is involved. This concerns numerous classes of realistic systems under the influence of rotation, stratification or magnetic fields as well as in purely 2D geometrical configurations or magnetized plasmas.

The purpose of this Colloquium is to gather researchers from different communities who are in fact working on this same problem. Numerous recent advances provide the ideal ground to seed a concerted approach on the question of the dimensionality of turbulence. In presenting the mechanisms that govern the transition between 2D and 3D dynamics in the particular type of turbulence they are studying, it is hoped that the participants will discover more common ground. The ultimate goal is to understand not only of how three-dimensionality appears or vanishes but also, and perhaps most importantly, in how it determines whether turbulence obeys 2D or 3D dynamics.

Registration requires a EUROMECH membership, if you are not a member you can sign up for membership when you register.

Related event: UK MHD in Exeter, 22 - 23 May 2014.


Alban Potherat, Coventry University,

Niolas Plihon, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France,

GertJan van Heijst, University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands,

Organizing Committee:

Dr Chris Pringle

Dr Kacper Kornet

Kelig Aujogue

Nathaniel Baker