Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, 31 December 1998, 4:00 pm
Mathematics Bldg., lecture hall 2

Prof. Alexander Chorin

New Prospectives in Turbulance.

Interest in turbulence is growing, not only because our universe is turbulent, but also because of the importance of turbulence in engineering and in problems such as climate prediction, yet the theory of turbulence remains in an unsatisfactory state. I will try to explain why this is so, and summarize, with the help of very simple mathematical models and recent experimental data, some ideas that hold promise for improving this state of affairs. I will speak in particular about similarity, vanishing-viscosity models, and vortex systems. All ideas will be developed from scratch, and no previous acquaintance with turbulence will be assumed.

Coffee, Cookies at the faculty lounge at 3:30.

You are invited to join the speaker for further discussion after the talk at Beit Belgia.

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