Boulder School 2022: Lecture Notes

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July 3 (6:30p-8:30p) Registration mixer @ WeatherTech Café in the C4C (Beer and Wine will be served)

Week 1: July 4-8, 2022

July 4

  • Welcome and School Introduction 
  • G. Falkovich, Introduction to hydrodynamics I
  • K. R. Sreenivasan, Fluid Mechanics of the Sun
  • J. Oishi, Using Dedalus I
  • Participant Introductions

July 5

  • G. Falkovich, Introduction to hydrodynamics II
  • K. R. Sreenivasan, Quantum Turbulence
  • J. Oishi, Using Dedalus II

July 6

  • T. Shaw, Large-scale circulation I
  • J. Sauls, He-3 / topology / quantum fluids I
  • J. Oishi, Using Dedalus III

July 7

  • T. Shaw, Large-scale circulation II
  • J. Sauls, He-3 / topology / quantum fluids II
  • G. Falkovich, Introduction to hydrodynamics III

July 8

  • T. Shaw, Large-scale circulation III
  • J. Sauls, He-3 / topology / quantum fluids III

Week 2: July 11-15, 2022

July 11

  • K. Julien, Rotating convection I
  • H. Aluie, Subgrid modeling I
  • A. Venaille, Topological waves I

July 12

  • K. Julien, Rotating covection II
  • H. Aluie, Subgrid modeling II
  • A. Venaille, Topological waves II

July 13

  • F. Bouchet, Large deviation theory I
  • H. Aluie, Subgrid modeling III
  • Y. Tu, Active Matter I

July 14

  • F. Bouchet, Large deviation theory II
  • A. Venaille, Topological waves III
  • Y. Tu, Active Matter II

July 15

  • F. Bouchet, Large deviation theory III
  • K. Julien, Rotating convection III
  • Y. Tu, Active Matter III

Week 3: July 18-22, 2022

July 18

  • N. Goldenfeld, Modeling the transition to turbulence I
  • B. Fox-Kemper, Ocean dynamics I
  • Public LectureB. Fox-Kemper, TBA

Jyly 19

  • N. Goldenfeld, Modeling the transition to turbulence II
  • B. Fox-Kemper, Ocean dynamics II

July 20

  • S. Tobias, Direct statistical simulation I
  • E. Zweibel, Fluids at very largest scales I
  • B. Fox-Kemper, Ocean dynamics III

July 21

  • S. Tobias, Direct statistical simulation II
  • E. Zweibel, Fluids at very largest scales II
  • N. Goldenfeld, Modeling the transition to turbulence III

July 22

  • S. Tobias, Direct statistical simulation III
  • E. Zweibel, Fluids at very largest scales III

Week 4: July 25-29, 2022

July 25

  • S. Fielding, Complex fluids (theory) I
  • S. Nagel, Complex fluids (experimental) I
  • T. Powers, Swimmers I

July 26

  • S. Fielding, Complex fluids (theory) II
  • S. Nagel, Complex fluids (experimental) II
  • D. Son, Quanum Hall liquids I

July 27

  • S. Fielding, Complex fluids (theory) III
  • T. Powers, Swimmers II
  • D. Son, Quantum Hall liquids II

July 28

  • S. Nagel, Complex fluids (experimental) III
  • T. Powers, Swimmers III
  • D. Son, Quantum Hall liquids III

July 29

  • School discussion & summary