Roster of Participants
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Roberto Abril Valenzuela rabrilvalenzuela@ucsb.edu 
I am a Ph.D. student in soft condensed matter theory, interested in the role of topology and geometry in soft condensed systems. I am currently working on problems regarding constrained thermalized membranes and the topological classification of biaxial nematic defect line networks. Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara Advisor: Mark Bowick Home Page 

Pratik Prashant Aghor pratik.aghor54@gmail.com 
I am a theorist, currently a PhD candidate in applied mathematics. I work on transition to turbulence in shear flows. I routinely use tools from scientific computing, bifurcation theory and numerical continuation in my research. I also use ideas from asymptotics, group theory and nonlinear dynamics, for example, normal form theory. Previously I have worked on the compressible TaylorCouette flow. An overarching theme of my research so far is pattern formation and nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified and/or sheared flows. In future, I would like to explore applications of these ideas in geophysical and astrophysical contexts. Institution: University of New Hampshire Advisor: John Gibson Home Page 

Samar Alqatari samar.qatari@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist who dabbles with simulations. I am studying fluid instabilities and pattern formation. Institution: University of Chicago Advisor: Sidney R. Nagel 

Ryo Araki araki.ryo@eclyon.fr 
I am a theorist. I am a Ph.D. student working on turbulence by theory and direct numerical simulations. I am interested in the quasicyclic temporal evolution of fully developed turbulence and its relation with the energy cascade mechanism. In particular, I have been working on the lowdimensional modeling of temporal cyclicity of turbulence. Recently, I am also working on the following topics:
Institution: Ecole Centrale de Lyon Advisor: Dr. Wouter J.T.Bos and Prof. Susumu Goto Home Page 

Madhuvanthi Guruprasad Athani mathani1@jh.edu 
I am a theorist. We use Brownian Dynamics simulations to study the collective motions of flexible chains of particles that selfpropel. Our model system is an in vitro gliding assay of microtubules and molecular motors. With these simulations, we probe the feedback between the microtubules’ active phase behavior and the motors’ dynamically reconfiguring activity field. Institution: Johns Hopkins University Advisor: Daniel Beller 

Srivatsa Badariprasad srivatsa.badariprasad@ncl.ac.uk 
I am a condensed matter theorist, and a postdoc, focussing on ultracold quantum fluids such as BoseEinstein condensates (BECs). I am currently researching the influence that dipoledipole interactions have on the properties of quantum turbulence in ‘magnetic’ BECs; examples of these include those of chromium, dysprosium and erbium. I am also interested in the inducement and structure of vortex lattices in these systems. Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne Advisor: Dr. Andrew Baggaley and Dr. Nick Parker Home Page 

Subhadip Biswas subhadip.biswas@sheffield.ac.uk 
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher. I am a soft matter theorist and use analytical and numerical techniques to understand the collective behavior of soft and biological matter. My specific research interests include modeling phase separation and wetting behaviour of complex industrial formulations, structural and viscoelastic properties of crosslinked polymer gels, and liquidliquid phase separation in elastic media. I am also interested in exploring the equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of polymers in confinement, and shapes and shape fluctuations of lipid tubules. Institution: The University of Sheffield Advisor: Buddhapriya Chakrabarti 

Christopher Browne christopher.a.browne4@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist studying chaotic flow instabilities of polymer solutions in disordered 3D porous media. I am interested in elastic, active, and chaotic flows, hydrogel mechanics, and percolation. Institution: Princeton University Advisor: Sujit S. Datta Home Page 

Freya Bull freya.bull@ed.ac.uk 
I am a theorist. My research investigates catheterassociated urinary tract infections through developing a population dynamics model for the system. More generally I am interested in how we can apply simple physics models to understand complex phenomena. Institution: University of Edinburgh Advisor: Rosalind Allen 

Mingyun Cao m2cao@ucsd.edu 
I am a theorist. I’m interested in theoretical plasma physics, with a focus on magnetic confinement fusion. I’m currently studying plasma turbulence in a stochastic magnetic field, which is critical to the tradeoff between good confinement and good power handling in a tokamak. Institution: University of California, San Diego Advisor: Patrick Diamond 

Pierre Chantelot p.chantelot@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in phenomena controlled by the presence of an interface, where surface and bulk effects compete. I currently work on multiple problems associated to the impact of a volatile drop on a superheated surface: the dynamic Leidenfrost effect. Institution: University of Twente Advisor: Detlef Lohse 

Sihan Chen sc84@rice.edu 
I am a theorist. I work on dynamical properties of cytoskeletal network, including nonequilibrium force generation without motors, and viscoelasticity of transiently or permanently crosslinked networks. Institution: Rice University Advisor: Fred MacKintosh 

Wenjun Chen wc2164@nyu.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I’m currently working on the motion of oilinwater swimming droplets. Institution: New York University Advisor: Prof. Jasna Brujic 

Alan Dorsey alantdorsey@gmail.com 
I am a condensed matter theorist. I have spent the past 10 years in administration, now returning to research. My prior research focused on soft quantum matter (nematic, smectic, and crystalline phases of two dimensional electrons), hydrodynamics of supersolids, pattern formation in nonequilibrium systems, and transport and structure of vortex phases in superconductors. Institution: University of Georgia 

Pulkit Kumar Dubey pkd1005@wildcats.unh.edu 
I am a theorist. I am pursuing research in the area of reduced order modeling of wall bounded turbulent flows. Institution: University of New Hampshire Advisor: Gregory Chini 

YvesMarie Ducimetière yvesmarie.ducimetiere@epfl.ch 
In the current state of my thesis, we proposed a theoretical method to derive amplitude equations governing the weakly nonlinear evolution of complex and nonnormal systems, subject to harmonic forcing and/or transient growth, and possibly very far from a bifurcation. The statespace of such systems typically includes a very high number of degrees of freedom, and application cases of the method eminently include fluid flows. I currently work on the generalization of this method to stochastically forced systems. Namely, we aim at proposing analytically a weakly nonlinear continuation of the linear stochastic frequency/gain curve. Institution: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Advisor: Prof. François Gallaire 

Kirsten Daniela Endresen kendres3@jhu.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I study the properties of cell monolayers with nematic order in regions where they form topological defects. Institution: Johns Hopkins University Advisor: Francesca Serra 

Jack Farrell jack.farrell@colorado.edu 
I am a theorist. I study hydrodynamics in quantum systems and its effects. In particular, right now I’m interested in hydrodynamic theories that describe fluids with exotic symmetry groups. Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder Advisor: Andrew Lucas Web Page 

Hao Fu haofu@stanford.edu 
I am a theorist. I am a PhD candidate, currently working on atmospheric convection which is a fascinating multiscale fluid system: a tropical cyclone contains multiple clouds, and a cloud contains multiple thermals. I am particularly interested in applying the thinking of statistical physics to study the collective behavior of clouds and vortices. Institution: Stanford University Advisor: Morgan O'Neill Home Page 

Sankalp Gaur sankalp.gaur@colorado.edu 
I am a theorist interested in nonequilibrium manybody physics. My current research focuses on the characterization of dynamical quantum phase transitions in outofequilibrium systems. Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder Advisor: Victor Gurarie 

Julia Ann Giannini jagianni@syr.edu 
I am a theorist. Our research focuses broadly on using structural information from disordered and active solids to make predictions about material dynamics under deformation or driving. Institution: Syracuse University Advisor: M. Lisa Manning Home Page 

Sébastien Gomé sebastien.gome@espci.fr 
I am a theorist. My research is about the transition to turbulence in shear flows, and the application of strategies from statistical mechanics to the strongly anisotropic and localized turbulence that emerges in those flows. Institution: ESPCI Paris Advisor: Laurette Tuckerman Home Page 

Kyung Ha kyungha@g.ucla.edu 
I work on two mathematical modeling of microfluidic devices projects . One project concerns the surface tension effects of devices that capture microliter droplets while the other concerns inertial effects of particles flowing through a tube. Institution: UCLA Advisor: Andrea Bertozzi Home Page 

Louise Head l.c.head@sms.ed.ac.uk 
I am a theoretical / computational Ph.D. student in soft matter physics. My research focuses on colloidal suspensions in passive and active nematics and developing mesoscopic algorithms to simulate liquid crystalline phases. Institution: University of Edinburgh Advisor: Tyler Shendruk 

Arthur Hernandez arthurhernandez@ucsb.edu 
I’m a Ph.D. student working in theoretical active and soft matter physics. I’ve worked on the elasticity and hydrodynamics of cellular tissues. Recently I’ve started working on turbulence of active and elastic fluids. Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara Advisor: Cristina Marchetti 

Lucas Hildebrand Pires da Cunha lh36@rice.edu 
I am a theorist. My research interest relies on the rheological behavior of suspended particles, with a focus on magnetic colloids and ferrofluid droplets. Institution: Rice University Advisor: Sibani Lisa Biswal & Fred MacKintosh Home Page 

TzuChi Hsieh tzuchi.hsieh@colorado.edu 
I am a theorist interested in manybody physics in cold atoms, quantum materials, and quantum circuits.
Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder Advisor: Leo Radzihovsky 

Aaron Hui hui.122@osu.edu 
I am a theorist. I work on strongly correlated and topological systems, including electron hydrodynamics. I am interested in applications and extensions of hydrodynamic ideas in the electron context, most recently that of thermal noise signatures. Institution: Ohio State University Advisor: Brian Skinner Home Page 

Narges (Gess) Kelly gessiraji@brandeis.edu 
I am a theorist. I use mathematical modeling and stochastic simulations to study flow networks and clogging in microfluidic systems and porous media. More generally, I get excited about modeling systems in problems inspired by biology that involve graph theory and networks or differential equations. Institution: Brandeis University Advisor: Thomas Fai Home Page 

Tali Khain tkhain@uchicago.edu 
I am a theorist. I am a Ph.D. student interested in the hydrodynamics and statistical mechanics of active fluids. My current research focuses on the effect of odd viscosity on fluid flow. Institution: University of Chicago Advisor: Vincenzo Vitelli Home Page 

Egor Kiselev j.kiselev@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. work on electrons in the hydrodynamic regime when the dynamics of the system is governed by intact or weakly broken conservation laws. This includes nonlocal transport properties and (phase space dynamics. Recently, I extended my interests towards biology applying concepts from the theory of diffusive processes and self organized criticality to growth processes in neuronal tissue. Institution: Technion Advisor: Netanel Lindner 

Sarah Kostinski skostinski@ucsb.edu 
I am a theorist interested in biological and soft matter physics. Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara Advisor: Boris Shraiman 

Jeremiah Steven Lane jeremiah.lane@afit.edu 
I am a theorist. My research focuses on the mathematical characterization of convective flow that induces thermal blooming in high energy lasers. As an applied mathematician, I am specifically interested in the existence, computation, analyticity, and approximation of solutions to the steadystate NaiverStokes equations coupled with laser forcing terms. Institution: Air Force Institute of Technology Advisor: Benjamin F. Akers 

Christopher Li lichris07s@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I am interested in brain networks, causal entropic force and topology in fluids. Topology plays an important role in many classical systems. I am currently working on the role of topology in evolution. Institution: Brown University & Rice University Advisor: Brad Marston and Evelyn Tang 

WeiTing Lin weitinglin2014@u.northwestern.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in various nonequilibrium phenomena, including both classical and quantum systems. I studied classical fluid dynamics and nonlinear dynamics for my master’s degree. My PhD work focused on Cooper pair fluctuations in Fermi liquids, for which we developed a transport theory using the Keldysh formalism. I am currently working on twolevel systems in superconductors, to understand the dissipation in superconducting devices. Institution: Northwestern University Advisor: James Sauls Home Page 

Chloe Lindeman cwlindeman@uchicago.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in understanding how complex systems produce extraordinary collective responses under ordinary circumstances. For example, a spilled drop of tea will organize its particulates to dry in a distinctive ring formation at the edge of the drop. Likewise, jammed packings of soft spheres subjected to cyclic shear organize themselves into repeating series of particle rearrangements. My work combines experiments with simple simulations. Institution: University of Chicago Advisor: Sidney Nagel 

Chang Liu chang_liu@berkeley.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in applying tools from bifurcation theory, asymptotic analysis, control theory to address the hydrodynamics problem aiming in geophysics, astrophysics, and engineering applications. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Edgar Knobloch 

Pawel Matus matus@pks.mpg.de 
I am a theorist. I study transport in topological semimetals using kinetic theory, hydrodynamics, and fieldtheoretical techniques. Institution: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Advisor: Roderich Moessner 

Siddhartha Mukherjee siddhartha.m@icts.res.in 
I am a theorist. I’m currently studying the Lagrangian and chaotic aspects of active matter and turbulence, contrasting these novel flows to inertial turbulence. I am also interested in the dynamics of Helicity in inertial turbulence, and in some problems from geophysical fluid dynamics like cloud microphysics and predictability. I’m also a Generative Artist and Photographer. Institution: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Advisor: Prof. Samriddhi Sankar Ray and Prof. Rama Govindarajan Home Page 

Anton Peshkov apeshkov@ur.rochester.edu 
I am an experimentalist interested in theory and experiments of active and granular matter, including biological organisms. Institution: University of Rochester / CSU Fullerton Advisor: Stephen Teitel 

Olivia Pomerenk op554@nyu.edu 
I am a theorist. I study fluidstructure interactions using a combination of theory, simulation, and some experiments. I’ve been interested in modeling hydraulics for finitelength pipes in nonclassical regimes, and more recently have begun to explore bioinspired aerodynamical systems. Institution: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Advisor: Leif Ristroph 

Calvin Pozderac pozderac.16@osu.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in an array of statistical mechanics topics including: charge and heat flow in disordered potential landscapes, electron hydrodynamics, the thermalization transition in fracton systems, and pandemic dynamics. Institution: Ohio State University Advisor: Brian Skinner Home Page 

Shravan Pradeep spradeep@sas.upenn.edu 
I am an experimentalist interested in probing soft matter systems using rheology and microscopy tools. My current research interests include yield transition, wet granular flows, bacterial suspensions, and soft tribology. Institution: University of Pennsylvania Advisor: Douglas Jerolmack Home Page 

Bauyrzhan Primkulov bprimkul@mit.edu 
I am a theorist. The joy of trying to understand the physical world around me through minimalistic mathematical models is why I am in science. I have been mostly working on interfacial fluid dynamics problems in porous materials. Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Advisor: Ruben Juanes Home Page 

Mehrana Raeisian Nejad mhrnrnejad@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I am working on active nematics which are promising avenues for understanding biological systems, such as living cells. I am interested in building minimal models and using both analytical and numerical approaches to understand emergent properties of living materials. Institution: University of Oxford Advisor: Julia Yeomans 

Shikhar Rai shikhar.rai@rochester.edu 
I am a theorist. I study the energy pathway and energetics of ocean using coarse graining technique. Institution: University of Rochester Advisor: Hussein Aluie 

Matt Reeves m.reeves@uq.edu.au 
I am a theorist. My research interests include turbulence, surface waves, and other nonlinear phenomena; his research primarily focusses on superfluids such as atomic gases and HeII. Institution: University of Queensland Advisor: Prof. Matthew Davis 

Brendan Rhyno brhyno2@illinois.edu 
I am a theorist and PhD candidate in condensed matter and AMO physics. My research investigates the thermodynamics of quantum fluids in novel geometries which has relevance to physics on both microscopic and astronomic length scales, and directly connects to experiments taking place aboard the International Space Station. Recently, I have started working on the prospect of using cold atom systems to probe models of cosmology. Institution: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Smitha Vishveshwara 

Aliénor Rivière alienor.riviere@espci.fr 
I am a theorist. Through direct numerical simulations, I am investigating the coupling between an air bubble interface with its surrounding water flow. The aim is to understand the breaking mechanisms at stake in turbulent flows and it will come with the comprehension of the interface dynamics is simpler flows, like stagnation point flows. Institution: PMMH, ESPCI Advisor: L. Duchemin and C. Josserand 

Jonas Rønning jonas.ronning@fys.uio.no 
I am theorist working on the dynamics of topological defects in two dimensional BoseEinstein condensates and active matter. I am studying how the defects are influencing the flow and what determines their motion. Institution: University of Oslo Advisor: Luiza Angheluta 

Linsy Jane Selvin Robert linsy.selvin@ijs.si 
I am a Ph.D. student in experimental soft matter physics. In my work, we focus on 3D printing Janus colloids of different geometries using twophoton polymerization and studying its collective behavior and phase studies in active & passive states in complex fluids. Institution: Jožef Stefan Institute Advisor: Igor Muševič and Miha Ravnik 

Pramodh Viduranga Senarath Yapa senarath@ualberta.ca 
I am a PhD Student in Condensed Matter theory, with a focus on superfluidity and superconductivity in confined systems where new phases and properties arise due to boundary effects. The phases of superfluid Helium3 in the near2D and 1D regimes are of particular interest to me. Institution: University of Alberta Advisor: Prof. Joseph Maciejko and Prof. Frank Marsiglio Home Page 

Adhithiya Sivakumar Adhithiya.Sivakumar@unh.edu 
I am a theorist. I am a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. My current work focuses on developing and exploring reduced models of geophysical flow phenomena such as strongly stratified turbulence and Langmuir turbulence. More broadly, I am interested in fluid dynamical pattern formation and dynamical systems approaches to turbulence. Institution: University of New Hampshire Advisor: Gregory P. Chini 

Daniel William Swartz dswartz@mit.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in biophysics with current focus on population dynamics, genetics, and evolution. Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Advisor: Mehran Kardar 

Stephen Joseph Thornton sjt95@cornell.edu 
I am a condensed matter theorist working on phase transitions in disordered systems. Institution: Cornell University Advisor: James Sethna 

Adrian van Kan avankan@berkeley.edu 
I am a theorist. : I work on DNS of different problems involving instabilitydriven turbulence, including rotating convection and active turbulence. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Edgar Knobloch 

Philipp Patrick Vieweg philipp.vieweg@tuilmenau.de 
I am a Ph.D. student in numerical fluid mechanics and thus a theorist. My main research interests comprise the numerical analysis of different velocity and temperature boundary conditions on turbulent superstructures in RayleighBénard convection with a particular focus on large aspect ratios relevant to geo and astrophysical settings, as well as disentangling heat transport contributions using Lagrangian methods. Institution: Technische Universität Ilmenau Advisor: Jörg Schumacher Home Page 

Ke Wang kewang@umass.edu 
I am a theorist interested in conformal field theory and quantum manybody physics. Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst Advisor: Tigran Sedrakyan 

Xueying Wang xueying8@illinois.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in applying the tool of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics to study complex outofequilibrium systems like transitional turbulence, ecology, and neuroscience. Institution: University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Nigel Goldenfeld Home Page 

Jiarong Wu jiarongw@princeton.edu 
I am a theorist. I am currently studying the interaction between the ocean surface waves and the marine atmospheric boundary layer (wind), through a combination of theoretical and numerical approaches. Institution: Princeton University Advisor: Luc Deike 

Weixuan (Rosa) Xu weixuan_xu@brown.edu 
I am a theorist. I am a climate modeler working on tropical Pacific airsea interactions and waves. Institution: Brown University Advisor: JungEun Lee & Baylor FoxKemper 

Houssam Yassin hyassin@princeton.edu 
I am a theorist. I study the geostrophic turbulence induced by boundary buoyancy anomalies and how the ocean’s vertical structure modifies the surface expression of upper ocean turbulence. Institution: Princeton University Advisor: Stephen Griffies 

Ziyan Zhu zzhu1@g.harvard.edu 
I am a theorist. I work on developing efficient and accurate theoretical models for physical systems across scales, from quantum mechanical scales to macroscopic scales, as well as exploring the connection between condensed matter physics and climate science. I have developed multiscale models for the electronic and mechanical properties of twodimensional layered heterostructures and studied the topological properties of nonHermitian ocean waves. Institution: Harvard University Advisor: Efthimios Kaxiras 
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Brad Marston marston@brown.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in theoretical and computational physics to better understand quantum matter, planetary atmospheres and oceans, and fluids and plasmas. Institution: Brown University Home Page 

Leo Radzihovsky radzihov@colorado.edu 
Radzihovsky’s theoretical research interests span a broad spectrum of classical and quantum condensed matter. These range from entropydominated liquid crystals, colloids, membranes, rubber and other “soft” matter to quantum matter, such as superconductors, magnets, degenerate atomic gases, quantum Hall and other topological states of matter. He aims to understand the nature of phases and phase transitions exhibited by these systems, with the unifying theme of collective universal behavior that emerges at long scales and low energies, driven by a combination of strong interactions, fluctuations, and/or local heterogeneity. Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder Home Page 

Peter Weichman peter.weichman@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in geophysical fluid dynamics; Fluid turbulence; Numerous applications of electromagnetic and acoustic remote sensing; Electromagnetic propagation in the Earthionosphere channel; Low temperature physics; Condensed matter physics; Classical and quantum phase transitions; Quantumbased sensor physics; Quantum computing algorithms in relation to machine learning. Institution: BAE Systems, FAST Labs 

Jeffrey B. Weiss jeffrey.weiss@colorado.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in Geophysical turbulence, pattern formation, and transport and applications to meteorology, oceanography, and climate. Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder Home Page 

Julia M. Yeomans Julia.Yeomans@physics.ox.ac.uk 
I am a theorist intersted in statistical physcs, active matter, and mechanobiology. Institution: University of Oxford Home Page 

Royce K. P. Zia rkpzia@vt.edu 
I am a theorist. Unlike the groundbreaking work of Boltzmann and Gibbs, there is no wellestablished overarching framework for nonequilibrium statistical mechanics (NESM), not even for stationary states. Yet, almost all of nature  in particular, all forms of life on our planet  evolves in the context of NESM. At present, successful attempts to understand the behavior of NESM systems relies on the specifics of each system. My research focuses on simple model systems which are typically motivated by complex natural phenomena (in biological, social, economic, and climate sciences). From these studies, I hope to extract some essential properties that can provide insights into fundamental issues in NESM, with the distant goal of formulating a universal framework for NESM. Institution: Virginia Tech Home Page 
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Hussein Aluie hussein@rochester.edu 
I am a theorist. Our group’s research falls under the broad umbrellas of fluid dynamics and nonlinear science, with a current interest in problems from oceanography, astrophysics, highspeed flows, and inertial confinement fusion as an alternative energy source. The techniques and approaches we use in my group range from careful highperformance computing to analyzing data from satellites and experiments, and from semiempirical physical reasoning to abstract mathematical analysis and proving rigorous theorems. Institution: University of Rochester Home Page 

Freddy Bouchet freddy.bouchet@enslyon.fr 
Freddy Bouchet leads the Climate and Statistical Mechanics group at ENS de Lyon. He aims at
He is a theorist. Institution: CNRS and ENS de Lyon Home Page 

Gregory Falkovich gregory.falkovich@weizmann.ac.il 
I am a theorist interested in fluid mechanics, statistical physics, and condensed matter. Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science Home Page 

Suzanne M. Fielding suzanne.fielding@durham.ac.uk 
I am a theorist interested in theoretical and computational statistical mechanics and rheology (deformation and flow properties) of soft materials and complex fluids such as colloids, emulsions, foams, microgels, surfactants, liquid crystals, and polymers, and their biological counterparts such as bioactive fluids and biological tissues. Institution: Durham University Home Page 

Baylor FoxKemper baylor@brown.edu 
I am a theorist. We study the physics of the ocean and how the ocean fits into the Earth’s climate system, using models that range from the global scale to focused process models that apply universally. We seek mathematically interesting problems with practical uses. The products we produce are parameterizations, diagnostics, and toy models. That is, after study of complex processes in dedicated and computationally expensive models, we work out simple but accurate approximations and crucial measurements to diagnose. Sometimes the goal is to improve the community models, and sometimes the goal is to aid understanding with a toy model that mimics the complex system.
Institution: Brown University Home Page 

Nigel Goldenfeld nigelg@ucsd.edu 
I am a theorist interested in condensed matter theory, turbulence, and physics of living systems. Institution: University of California, San Diego Home Page 

Keith Julien julien@colorado.edu 
Dr. Julien’s primary areas of research are in the dynamics and instability processes in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics. These include turbulent fluid convection and the effects of stratification, rotation and magnetic fields which are all ubiquitous features of geophysical and astrophysical fluid objects. Particular emphasis has been placed on the development of reduced pde models from the fundamental fluid equations. Further focus has been placed on the characteristics of coherent structures and their transport and organization of largescale flows. Integral parts of Julien’s research include high perfomrance computer simulations, dynamical systems theory, asymptotics and perturbation techniques in applied mathematics. He is a theorist. Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder Home Page 

Andrew Lucas andrew.j.lucas@colorado.edu 
I am a theorist. My group’s work spans multiple disciplines of theoretical and mathematical physics, including condensed matter, hydrodynamics, statistical physics, high energy physics, atomic physics and quantum information. Institution: University of Colorado Boulder Home Page 

Sidney Nagel srnagel@uchicago.edu 
I am an experimentalist. We study various aspects of singularities in freesurface flows and pattern formation. Institution: The University of Chicago Home Page 

Jeffrey S. Oishi joishi@bates.edu 
I am a theorist. I work on theoretical aspects of fluid mechanics, particularly problems involving turbulence, rotation, stratification, shear, and other features with geophysical (and occasional astrophysical) applications. Most of my work uses tools from statistical mechanics and nonequilibrium physics to interpret numerical simulations. Institution: Bates College Home Page 

Thomas Powers thomas_powers@brown.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in Soft matter, biological physics, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. Institution: Brown University Home Page 

James Sauls sauls@northwestern.edu 
I am a theoretical physicist with research interests spanning condensed matter physics, quantum field theory, astrophysics to quantum information. I am particularly interested in the conceptual frameworks common to condensed matter physics, particle physics, field theory and cosmology  spontaneous symmetry breaking, phase transitions and emergent topology  from the ultratemperature phases of quantum liquids and gases to phase transitions in the early universe. Institution: Northwestern University Home Page 

Tiffany Shaw tas1@uchicago.edu 
I am a theorist. My research focuses on the physics of the atmosphere and climate system past, present and future. I seek to understand the physical mechanisms controlling the response to climate change in order to have greater confidence in future projections. My approach combines theory, numerical modeling across a hierarchy of complexity and observational data analysis. Institution: The University of Chicago Home Page 

Dam Thanh Son dtson@uchicago.edu 
I am a theorist. I work in many different areas of theoretical physics: fractional quantum Hall effect, ultra cold atomic gases, gauge/gravity duality, nuclear physics etc. Institution: University of Chicago Home Page 

K.R. Sreenivasan katepalli.sreenivasan@nyu.edu 
Primary expertise: Fluid mechanics and turbulence. Other interests: complex fluids, nonlinear and nonequilibrium phenomena and cryogenic helium. Emerging interests: mathematical modeling of global change and biomechanical phenomena. Institution: New York University Home Page 

Steve Tobias S.M.Tobias@leeds.ac.uk 
I am a theorist. I conduct research into the interaction of fluid turbulence with rotation, stratification and magnetic fields in astrophysics and geophysics; in particular, the generation of magnetic fields via dynamo action and the interaction of mean flows with turbulence. Of great interest currently is the description of these phenomena via methods and theories from nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. I am also interested in constraining theories using datadriven methods. Institution: University of Leeds Home Page 

Yuhai Tu yuhai@us.ibm.com 
Yuhai Tu is a theorist. Yuhai Tu has broad research interests, which Institution: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Home Page 

Antoine Venaille antoine.venaille@enslyon.fr 
I am a theorist. My work is motivated by geophysical flows. With colleagues, I apply nonlinear physics, statistical mechanics ideas, and tools from topology to planetary scale dynamics. I am particularly interested in the interactions between waves, turbulence and atmospheric winds or oceanic currents. Institution: CNRS  ENS de Lyon Home Page 

Ellen Zweibel zweibel@astro.wisc.edu 
I am a theorist. I work on plasma physics and fluid dynamics problems with application to stars, galaxies, and the intergalactic medium. Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison Home Page 