Fluids mechanics: complexity at all scales

Series Name Professorial Inaugural Lectures
Speaker Stephen Garrett
Type Lectures & Talks
When 20 Jun 2017, 05:30PM - 06:00PM
Venue Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact inaugural@le.ac.uk

Classical fluid mechanics might be dismissed as a simple application of Newton’s laws. The equations that govern the air flow over an A380’s wings can be written down easily, so isn’t fluids done and dusted as a research topic? What more can we possibly hope it will give us? Why does it continue to attract and entertain some of the brightest minds? Why is it still funded?

Fluids is taught in all engineering, physics and mathematics programmes around the world. But where should it really sit within the often fiercely protected bounds between the traditional disciplines? Does it really matter anyway?

In this lecture, Professor Garrett uses his own research path as a way of exploring the vastness of the subject and perhaps hint at some answers to these questions.

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