Friday 02 Nov 2012: Inspiring Science - Matter in motion: the fascination of fluid dynamics.
Professor Andrew Gilbert -
Harrison 004 17:30-19:00
Fluid flow is important in all forms of life: from tiny scales, for example the swimming of microorganisms, through to everyday scales such as the stirring of coffee and the flight of aeroplanes, and on to the vast scales of atmospheres and the oceans of Earth and other planets. This talk will highlight the many fascinating aspects of fluid dynamics and its role not only in understanding the universe, but in design and technology. A few of the mathematical tools used will also be outlined, together with open research problems.