### A NATO Advanced Study Institute

### Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

### PEDAGOGICAL WORKSHOP ON GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY OF FLUID FLOWS

**Directors:** Renzo Ricca (*UCL*); Victor Yudovich (*Rostov*)

**Programme Organisers:** Richard Pelz (*Rutgers*); Hassan Aref (*Illinois*); Tsutomu Kambe (*Tokyo*)

**11 - 22 September 2000**

**Programme Theme:**

This workshop will provide a pedagogical
introduction to applications of geometry and topology in the study of fluid
flows. Specialists in the field will give a series of lectures on basic
mathematical notions and novel techniques useful to tackle outstanding problems
in fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics from a geometric and topological
viewpoint

**Lecturers:**

H Aref (Dynamical Systems), MA Berger (Topological
Magnetohydrodynamics), P Boyland (Topology), T Kambe (Geometric Fluid
Mechanics), L Kauffman (Knot Theory), B Khesin (Topological Fluid Mechanics), R
Langevin (Differential Geometry), R MacKay (Dynamical Systems), G
Misiolek (Differential Geometry), HK Moffatt (Topological Fluid Mechanics), R
Pelz (Fluid Flow Singularities), RL Ricca (Topological Fluid Mechanics), A
Shnirelman (Euler Equations), E Spiegel (Astrophysics), M Vishik (Euler
Equations), C Weber (Knot Theory), V Yudovich (Mathematical
Hydrodynamics).

The NATO ASI will take place at the Newton Institute
and accommodation for participants will be provided at Wolfson Court. The accommodation package (10-23
September) costs £585, and includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals
plus lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Limited
financial support may be available for those from NATO, Partner countries
and Mediterranean Dialogue countries. Numbers will be restricted to about 80 participants.

#### Closing Date for the receipt of applications is 11 August 2000

#### PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED