Fluid Dynamics Summer School

  • Start Date: 07/23/2012
  • End Date: 07/27/2012
  • Neil Balmforth, Dept. Mathematics, University of British Columbia
    Geophysical Fluids (magma flows, stratified shear flow, tides)


  • Morris Flynn, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
    Environmental Fluids (plumes and flares, ventilation, gravity currents)


  • Ian Frigaard, Depts. of Mathematics and of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
    Industrial Fluids (cementing, bubbles and particles, visco-plastic fluids)


  • G. M. "Bud" Homsy, Depts. of Mathematics and of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
    Interfacial Fluid Dynamics (phenomena and flows, microfluidics)


  • Bruce Sutherland, Depts. of Physics and of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
    Mathematical Methods of Fluid Dynamics (interpretation of equations, approximation methods, vorticity, waves)


  • Rick Sydora, Dept. Physics, University of Alberta
    Astrophysical Fluids (electromagnetic effects, aurorae, solar wind and the magnetosphere)

University of Alberta


Fluid dynamics refers to the motion of liquids and gases as well
as more exotic deformable states of matter including plasmas, magma, slurries,
etc. Modern fluid dynamics research is a paradigm of multi-disciplinary
science, combining flow experimentation, computational simulation and
theoretical analysis. The combination of skills required to tackle the
outstanding fluid mechanical issues for realistic problems is
so diverse they cannot be taught in a standard undergraduate curriculum.


In the course of one week, students will learn
fundamental principles and methods in lectures while
working with leading scientists from the University of Alberta and
the University of British Columbia,
gaining hands-on experience with analysis software, numerical
simulations and laboratory experiments.
Topics cover nanoscale to astrophysical-scale phenomena with
applications to climate, the environment and industry. 



The summer school is intended for senior
undergraduates, Masters students and starting PhD students having a
strong background in mathematics, physics and/or engineering.
No prior knowledge of fluid dynamics is necessary. However, the students
should have taken at least one course in partial differential equations
by the summer of 2012.


Scholarships are available. Apply by April 30, 2012. 


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