Boulder School 2022: Hydrodynamics Across Scales

July 4-29, 2022

Scientific Coordinators

Brad Marston (Brown)
Leo Radzihovsky (Boulder)
Jeffrey B. Weiss (Boulder)
Peter Weichman (BAE Systems)
Julia M. Yeomans (Oxford)
Royce Zia (Virginia Tech)

Director: Leo Radzihovsky (CU Boulder)

(UL) Active turbulence (Krisitan Thijssen); (UR) Starling murmuration; (B) Planetary atmosphere

The dynamic properties of fluids – hydrodynamics – pose one of the most challenging subjects in physics. Central to life as we know it, fluids play important roles in nature at all length scales, from the atomic to the galactic. Recently, condensed matter physicists began to find surprising connections that span these scales. This summer school will be devoted to some of these new connections. Topics include quantum liquids, complex fluids (especially active matter), hydrodynamics in geophysical and astrophysical settings, and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Interdisciplinary cross-fertilizations of concepts and methodologies will be highlighted. Examples include: application of predator-prey models to turbulence in superfluid He-4 and fluid motion in the El Niño climate oscillation viewed as topological edge modes.

Group Photo

Public Lecture

Prof. Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown University), “Climate and Sea Level Change: Are U.N. Trouble?” in Duane Physics Building, rm. G1B30 on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm MST. Click here for YouTube video.

Lecturers and seminar speakers

Hussein Aluie (Rochester)
Freddy Bouchet (ENS de Lyon)
Gregory Falkovich (Weizmann)
Suzanne Fielding (Durham)
Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown)
Nigel Goldenfeld (UCSD)
Keith Julien (Boulder)
Andrew Lucas (Boulder)
Sid Nagel (Chicago)
Jeff Oishi (Bates)
Tom Powers (Brown)
Jim Sauls (Northwestern)
Tiffany Shaw (Chicago)
Dam Son (Chicago)
K. R. Sreenivasan (NYU)
Steve Tobias (Leeds)
Yuhai Tu (IBM)
Antoine Venaille (ENS de Lyon)
Ellen Zweibel (Wisconsin)