Boulder School 2011: Hydrodynamics

July 5 - July 29, 2011

© Tuan Tran & Walter Goldburg, Nigel Goldenfeld and Gustavo Gioia

© Detlef Lohse

Scientific Coordinators

Michael Brenner, Harvard
Anette (Peko) Hosoi, MIT
Dan Lathrop, U. of Maryland
Tom Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Shelley, Courant Institute

Site Coordinator

Leo Radzihovsky, University of Colorado

Hydrodynamic phenomena play critical roles in condensed matter physics, from the motion of vortices in superfluids to the statistical properties of turbulent fluids, to the complex ways in which biological systems use and manipulate fluids. Hydrodynamic theories are applied well beyond the fluid mechanical origins where they were originally developed and now are quantitatively applied to active systems of all types. This school will provide the scientific underpinnings of modern applications of hydrodynamics. The school will be divided into four weeks.

Week 1: Introduction and foundations
Week 2: Turbulence
Week 3: Active Matter
Week 4: Biological Fluid Mechanics

Group Photo

Public Lectures

Lectures in Duane Physics, G1B20

Michael P. Brenner, Harvard University
Science & Cooking
Thursday, July 7th, 7pm

Peko Hosoi, MIT
From Razor Clams to Robots:
Drawing Engineering Inspiration from Natural Systems
Thursday, July 21st, 7pm

Expected lecturers and seminar speakers

Michael Brenner (Harvard)
Bruno Eckhardt (Marburg)
Lisa Fauci (Tulane)
Nigel Goldenfeld (UIUC)
Daniel Goldman (Georgia Tech)
Jerry Gollub (Haverford College)
Peko Hosoi (MIT)
Heinrich Jaeger (Chicago)
JF Joanny (Curie)
Dan Lathrop (Maryland)

Detlef Lohse (Twente)
Peter Palffy-Muhoray (Kent State)
David Quere (ESPCI)
Ayusman Sen (Penn State)
Mike Shelley (NYU)
Kate Stebe (Penn)
Laurette Tuckerman (ESPCI)
Greg Voth (Wesleyan)