15 January 2024 to 19 January 2024
Fluid and plasma dynamics often manifest the spontaneous formation of ‘staircases’ or layered structures — arrays of finite homogenized domains separated by sharp gradients, which act as transport barriers. Anti-diffusion is a common route to staircase formation. Layered states exert a critical control on transport and dynamics in:
i) Geophysical fluids — for example, potential vorticity staircases are associated with jets.
ii) Density-stratified fluids — an important application where ‘self-sharpening’ effects are poorly understood.
iii) Double-diffusive convection — which occurs in planetary atmospheres, oceans and stellar interiors. Double-diffusive convection is especially important in many climate applications.
iv) Plasmas — where staircases in magnetized plasmas constitute a new confinement state, and are related to internal transport barrier formation.
v) Active fluids — where anti-diffusion and layering are important in a wide variety of applications, including biological systems.
The workshop will foster dialogue and interaction among oceanographers, plasma physicists, geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamicists, soft-condensed-matter physicists, applied mathematicians and biophysicists. The central aim of the workshop is cross-fertilization, formation of new collaborations, and progress toward collective understanding.
Deadline for applications: 15 Sep 2023
ADI programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during ADIW01 will automatically be added to the attendee list.
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