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2002 Lecture Series Schedule

Bounds on Turbulent Transport

June 17 - August 23, 2002

Monday, June 17

       10:00 AM     Fritz Busse, University of Bayreuth, Germany
                                  Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability Theory 

 

Tuesday, June 18
       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  Applications of Energy Methods and Linear Theory

 

         3:00 PM    Physical Oceanography Seminar
                                  Location - Clark 507

  Wednesday, June 19

       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  The Sequence-of-Bifurcations Approach for the Transition to Turbulence

 

         2:30 PM    Louis Howard, Florida State University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                  Simple Approaches to Some Bounding Problems

   

Thursday, June 20
       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  Upper Bounds for Turbulent Transports

 

         2:00 PM    Charles Doering, University of Michigan
                                  Bounds on Turbulent Transport: Introduction to the Background Method

   

Friday, June 21
       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  Multi-alpha-Solutions

 

         2:00 PM    Peter Constantin, University of Chicago
                                  Bounds for Rotating Fluids

Monday, June 24

       10:00 AM    Colm Caulfield, University of California, San Diego
                                  Bounds on Mixing in Stratified Shear Flows

 

         2:00 PM    Richard Kerswell, University of Bristol, U.K.
                                  Unification of Variational Approaches

Tuesday, June 25

       10:00 AM    Karl Helfrich, Woods Hole OCeanographic Institution
                                  Rotating Hydraulics and Upstream Basin Circulation

 

         3:00 PM    Physical Oceanography Seminar
                                  Location - Clark 507

Wednesday, June 26

       10:00 AM    Vitalii A. Sheremet, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                                  Tilted Rotating Convection: Laboratory Experiments
  on a Centrifuge

 

         2:00 PM    Willem V.R. Malkus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                  Observed Turbulence Averages from Upper Bounds Constrained by Nonlinear and Time Dependent Stability Conditions

   

Thursday, June 27
       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE

 

         2:00 PM    Charles Doering, University of Michigan
                                  Variational Bounds on Energy Dissipation in Body-Forced Flows

   

Friday, June 28
       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  Patterns and Phase Turbulence of Centrifugally Driven Convection

   

Monday, July 1
       10:00 AM    Daniel Joseph, University of Minnesota
                                  Slip Velocity and Lift

Tuesday, July 2

       10:00 AM    Pascale Garaud, University of Cambridge, U.K.
                                  Stellar and Solar Rotation

 

         3:00 PM    Physical Oceanography Seminar
                                  Location - Clark 507

Wednesday, July 3

       10:00 AM    Thomas Mullin, University of Manchester, U.K.
                                  Experiments on Gluing Bifurcations

   

Thursday, July 4
       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE - DUE TO INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

   

Friday, July 5
       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE

 

         2:00 PM    Daniel Joseph, University of Minnesota
                                  Viscous Potential Flows and Interfacial Stability Problems

   

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
 
        Mini Symposium - Rotating

 

Monday, July 8
       10:00 AM    Wayne Schubert, Colorado State University
                                  The Role of Moist Convection in the Hadley Circulation and in the Development of Hurricanes

 

         2:00 PM    Sonya Legg, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                                  Plumes in Rotating Turbulent Convection

   

Tuesday, July 9
       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  Convection in the Rotating Cylindrical Annulus

 

         1:00 PM    Paul Matthews, University of Nottingham, U.K.
                                  Instabilities of Rolls in Rotating Convection

   

Wednesday, July 10
       10:00 AM    Emmanuel Dormy, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, FRANCE and Andrew M. Soward, University of Exeter, U.K.
                                  The Onset of Thermal Convection in Rotating Spherical Shells

 

         1:00 PM    Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Lab
                                  Rotating Convection Experiments: A Tour through Parameter Space

 

         3:00 PM    Alexander Soloviev, NOVA Southeastern University
                                  Sharp Frontal Interfaces in the Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean

   

Thursday, July 11
       10:00 AM    Fritz Busse
                                  Convection in Rotating Spherical Shells and the Dynamo Problem

 

         2:00 PM     Yuan-Nan Young, Northwestern University
                                  Non-Boussinesq Rotating Convection at Low Prandtl Numbers: Secondary Instability and Penta-Hepta Defect Chaos

   

Friday, July 12
       10:00 AM    Michael Proctor, University of Cambridge, U.K.
                                  Pulsating Convection Cells at Large Taylor Number in Non-Boussinesq Convection

 

         2:00 PM     Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Columbia University
                                  The Curvature of Material Lines in Chaotic and Turbulent Flows

   

Monday, July 15
       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE

Tuesday, July 16

       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE

Wednesday, July 17

       10:00 AM    Francesco Paparella, University of Lecce, ITALY
                                  Horizontal Convection and the Anti-Turbulence Theorem

   

Thursday, July 18
       10:00 AM    Jack Whitehead, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                                  Laboratory Observations of Multiple Equliibrium, Oscillations, and Dynamic Stabilization of an Unstable Point

   

Friday, July 19
       10:00 AM    Takamitsu Ito, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                  Entropy Production Extremal States for Atmosphere/Climate System

   

Monday, July 22
       10:00 AM    Stephen Childress, New York University
                                  Flapping Flight as a Bifurcation

 

Tuesday, July 23
       10:00 AM    Melvin Stern, Florida State University
                                  Doubly Diffusive Intrusions in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica)

 

Wednesday, July 24
       10:00 AM    Baylor Fox-Kemper, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
                                  Eddies and Friction: Removal of Vorticity in the Wind-Driven Gyre

   

Thursday, July 25
       10:00 AM    Norman Lebovitz, University of Chicago
                                  The Fission Theory of Binary Star Formation

   

Friday, July 26
       10:00 AM    Chris Hallstrom, Brown University
                                  Bounds for Rotating Infinte Prandtl Number Convection

   

Monday, July 29
       10:00 AM    Allen C Kuo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                  Residual Analysis and Eddy Flux Parameterization in a Circumpolar Current

 

Tuesday, July 30
       10:00 AM    Glenn Ierley, University of California, San Diego
                                  Bound to Improve

 

Wednesday, July 31
       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE

   

Thursday, August 1
       10:00 AM    Gösta Walin, University of Goteborg
                                  Baroclinic Currents Losing Buoyancy or; What is Going on in the Northern North Atlantic

   

Friday, August 2
       10:00 AM    
                                  NO LECTURE

   

Monday, August 5
       10:00 AM    Jesse Otero, University of Michigan
                                  TBA

 

Tuesday, August 6
       10:00 AM    Nick P. Fofonoff, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                                  Conversion of Gravitational Potential Energy for Mixing


Wednesday, August 7
       10:00 AM    Joseph B. Keller, Stanford University
                                  Bounds for Slow Flow

 

         2:00 PM     Glenn Flierl, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                                  Jovian Jets

   

Thursday, August 8
       10:00 AM    Edward A. Spiegel, Columbia University
                                  Derivation of Pattern Equations

   

Friday, August 9
       10:00 AM    Yuri Lvov, Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute
                                  Hamiltonian Formalism and the Garrett-Munk Spectrum of Internal Waves in the Ocean

   

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16
      
                                  NO LECTURES

   

Monday, August 19
       10:00 AM    Jennifer Siggers, University of Cambridge, UK
                                  Bounds for Horizontal Convection

 

       11:00 PM     Radostin Simitev, University of Bayreuth, GERMANY
                                  Inertia Wave Convection in Rotating Spherical Fluid Shells

 

         2:00 PM     Lu Lu, University of Michigan
                                  Upper Bounds for Convection in an Internally Heated Fluid Layer

 

Tuesday, August 20
       10:00 AM    Ulrike Riemenschneider, University of Southampton, UK
                                  Ball Release Experiment in a Centrifuge

 

       11:00 PM     Huiqun Wang, California Institute of Technology
                                  Rearrangement of Annular Rings of High Vorticity

 

Wednesday, August 21
       10:00 AM    Francois Petrelis, Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, FRANCE
                                  Bounds in MHD Tubulence I Tearing Models

 

       11:00 PM     Alexandros Alexakis, University of Chicago
                                  Bounds in MHD Tubulence II Magnetic Couette Flow and Hartmann Flow

 

         2:00 PM     Tomoki Tozuka, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
                                  On the Cyclic and Oscillatory Covections in a Simplified Box Model With Entrainment

 

Thursday, August 22
       10:00 AM    Evstati Evstatiev, The University of Texas, Austin
                                  Boundary Layer Theory for the Fixed Heat Flux Problem

 

       11:00 PM     Stephen Plasting, University of Bristol, UK
                                  Infinite Prandtl Number Convection: Bound to Disprove

   

Friday, August 23
                            Fellows' Reports Due

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