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Speaker: Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University, USA Date/Time: Friday 29th May, 2020. 4:00pm BST/11am EDT Title: Affronting Ocean Models: Submesoscale Interactions between Fronts, Instabilities, and Waves Video: cambridge.org/fluidwebinar/fox-kemper Abstract: Ocean fronts – sharp horizontal gradients in temperature, salinity, and density – are a key feature of the upper ocean that affect the transport of pollutants and the nature of near...

Speaker: Bérengère Dubrulle, SPEC, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, France Date/Time: Friday 22nd May, 2020. 4:00pm BST/11am EDT Title: On the nature of turbulent motions at small scale Video: cambridge.org/fluidwebinar/dubrulle Abstract: In 1949, Batchelor and Townsend speculated about the nature of small-scale turbulent motions on the basis of hot wire velocity measurements in the Cavendish wind tunnel. Their...

Speaker: John W. M. Bush, MIT, USA Date/Time: Friday 15th May, 2020. 4:00pm BST/11am EDT Title: Pilot-wave hydrodynamics, hydrodynamic quantum analogs, and hydrodynamic quantum field theory Video: cambridge.org/fluidwebinar/bush Abstract: In 2005, Yves Couder and Emmanuel Fort discovered that droplets walking on a vibrating fluid bath exhibit several features previously thought to be exclusive to the microscopic, quantum realm. These...

Speaker: Christophe Clanet, LadHyX, CNRS, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France Date/Time: Friday 1st May, 2020. 4:00pm BST/11am EDT Title: The physics of road and track cycling Image: Lucien Jonas, Petit-Breton, étude pour The final rush, 1905, Musée de la Piscine, Roubaix Video: cambridge.org/fluidwebinar/clanet Abstract: Even if the first bicycle was invented in Germany in 1817 by Karl...

On 29th April 2020, LIFD hosted a talk from Professor Yiannis Ventikos (UCL) on “Transport Phenomena for Brain Biomechanics and Related Healthcare Challenges: Computational Modelling Across Scales” at our Spring Colloquium. You can view the talk in full below. If you enjoyed this video, please consider attending our upcoming Summer...

LIFD deputy director Cath Noakes has stated that the coronavirus transmission rate is still too high to relax the current two-metre social distancing rule, as suggested Professor Noakes, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and an expert on airborne infection, said that even being four metres apart...

In a new project led from Cardiff University, scientists hope to simulate the behaviour of the Earth’s interior in sophisticated models, as reported by the BBC. Researchers aim to uncover new information on how the mantle has influenced the Earth’s surface throughout history. The £3m project, funded by the Natural...

In recent years, Earth’s North Magnetic Pole has shifted rapidly away from Canada towards Siberia, necessitating more frequent updates to navigation systems. In a recent study published in Nature Geoscience, a team led from Leeds University – including LIFD member Dr. Phil Livermore – suggests that changes in the flow...