2012 Lecture Series Schedule


"Spatially Localized Structures: Theory and Applications" - June 18 to August 24

June 18 – June 22 – Principal Lectures - 10:00 AM

Dynamics of Coherent Structures and their Impact on Transport and
Jeffrey Weiss, University of Colorado

June 25 – June 29 – Principal Lectures - 10:00 AM
Spatially Localized Structures: Theory and Applications
Edgar Knobloch, University of California, Berkeley
Beginning July 2 lectures will be at 10:30 AM unless otherwise noted

Monday, July 2
Exchange Flows and the Principle of Maximum Flux
Rich Kerswell, Bristol University

Tuesday, July 3
Summer Subtropical Anticyclones and their Role in the General Circulation
of the Atmosphere
Tiffany Shaw, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Wednesday, July 4
HOLIDAY – no lectures

Thursday, July 5
Convection, Stability, Coherent Structures and Turbulence
Charlie Doering, University of Michigan
Greg Chini, University of New Hampshire

Friday, July 6
Odor Dispersal in the Sea and the Physiological and Behavioral Responses
of Sharks and Lobsters to Find Food by Smell
Jelle Atema, Boston University

Monday, July 9
10:00 AM
A Unified Theory of LCS as Transport Barriers
George Haller, McGill University
11:00 AM
Elliptic LCS in the Ocean: Geodesic Detection of Mesoscale Eddies
Francisco J. Beron-Vera, RSMAS, University of Miami
2:00 PM
Hyperbolic LCS in the Ocean: Forecasting Oil Spill Movement
M. Josefina Olascoaga, RSMAS, University of Miami

Tuesday, July 10
Scalar Dispersion in the Large-Deviation Regime
Jacques Vanneste, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday, July 11
Timestepping Schemes - Global Stability and Convergence
Djoko Wirosoetisno, Durham University

Thursday, July 12
Geostrophic Turbulence in the Upper Ocean
Joern Callies, MIT

Friday, July 13
Down-welling in Basins Subject to Buoyancy Loss
Claudia Cenedese, WHOI

Monday, July 16
Wall-localized Convection and Multiple-Scale Dynamics
Geoff Vasil, CITA, Toronto

Tuesday, July 17
Double-Diffusive Convection
Pascale Garaud, University of California, Santa Cruz

Wednesday, July 18
Universal Equations and Constants of (3D) Turbulent Motions
Helmet Baumert, ISMARIS, Hamburg

Thursday, July 19
From the Luzon Strait to the Lab: Modeling the Internal Tides
Matthieu Mercier, MIT

Friday, July 20
Undercompressive Shocks on Ion-Bombarded Surfaces
Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, New York University

Monday, July 23
Boundary Layers and Mixing in Abyssal Canyons
Rebecca Walsh-Dell, MIT/WHOI

Tuesday, July 24
Conservative Water Wave Model with Full Wave Dispersion and Horizontal
Onno Bokhove, University of Twente

Wednesday, July 25
Chaotic Stirring in an Idealized 3D Eddy
Larry Pratt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Thursday, July 26
Linear Stability of Non-Autonomous Systems
Shreyas Mandre, Brown University

Friday, July 27
Dynamical Systems, Kinetic Theory, Fluid Equations and All That
Ed Spiegel, Columbia University

Monday, July 30
Eddy Diffusion in Lagrangian Coherent Structures
Wenbo Tang, Arizona State University

Tuesday, July 31
Non-local Models of Anomalous Transport in the Presence of Coherent
Diego Del-Castillo Negrete, Oakridge National Laboratory

Wednesday, August 1
Modeling Particle Size Segregation and its Applications to Geophysics
Granular Flows
Anthony Thornton, University of Twente

Thursday, August 2
Generalized Linear Models for Networks of Spiking Neurons
Sara Solla, Northwestern University

Friday, August 3
The Solar Tachocline - Rotating, Stratified, Magnetized Turbulence
Toby Wood, University of California, Santa Cruz

Monday, August 6
The Structure and Dynamics of Tornadoes: A Review
Howard Bluestein, University of Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 7
Spontaneous Generation of Near-Inertial Internal Waves from an Oceanic
Amala Mahadevan, WHOI
PUBLIC LECTURE, 5:00 PM, Redfield Auditorium
Probing Tornadoes with Mobile Doppler Radars
Professor Howard Bluestein, University of Oklahoma

Wednesday, August 8
Zonal Flow Formation and Convection Structures in Spherical
Quasigeostrophic Models at Low Prandtl Number
Celine Guervilly, University of California, Santa Cruz
2:30 PM
Got Symmetry? Here is how you slice it
Predrag Cvitanovic, Georgia Tech

Thursday, August 9
Water Wave Production by Oscillating Bodies
Joe Keller, Stanford University
2:30 PM
From Oceanic Sea States, Wave Spectra and Dispersion to Traveling
Waves in Navier-Stokes
Francesco Fedele, Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, August 10
L. Mahadevan, Harvard University

August 13-17

August 20-23
Fellows’ Presentations

Monday, August 20
10:15 to 11:15
Thixotorpic Gravity Currents and the Ketchup Question
Duncan Hewitt, Cambridge University
11:30 to 12:30
Smoothing Out Sandpiles: Rotational Bulldozing of Granular Material
Alban Sauret, IRPHE

Tuesday, August 21
10:15 to 11:15
Spin Down of a Stellar Interior
Rosalind Oglethorpe, Cambridge University
11:30 to 12:30
Swimming Slender Rods in Stokes Flow
Srikanth Toppaladoddi, Yale University
2:30 to 3:30
Scattering of Internal Waves Over Random Topography
Yuan Guo, New York University

Wednesday, August 22
10:15 to 11:15
What Goes Up Doesn't Come Down: The Effect of Upwelling and
Downwelling on Turbulent Entrainment in a Surface Stress-Driven Flow
Vamsi Chalamalla, University of California, San Diego
11:30 to 12:30
Equatorial Quasi-Geostrophy
Felicity Graham, University of Tasmania
2:30 to 3:30
A 2-Dimensional, 3-Component Model of Langmuir Circulation
Bevin Maultsby, University of North Carolina

Thursday, August 23
10:15 to 11:15
Optimal Transport: Wall to Wall
Pedram Hassanzadeh, University of California, Berkeley
11:30 to 12:30
A Reduced Model for Exact Coherent Structures in High Reynolds Shear
Cedric Beaume, IMFT