Science Cafe – How Researchers Use Math, Physics, and Supercomputers to Understand Turbulence
May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How Researchers Use Math, Physics, and Supercomputers to Understand Turbulence
Turbulence is a phenomenon involving the irregular motion of air and fluids. Turbulence surrounds us and is crucial in many engineering applications. In order to design the next generation engineering systems to be more efficient and capable, we need to understand the dynamics of turbulence and, more importantly, be able to predict how it changes for new designs or under new conditions.
Prof. Johan Larsson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Larsson has broad interests within the fields of fluid mechanics, turbulence, combustion, and predictive computational science. Large-scale simulations are an important tool in this research.
Rockville Science Café meets every third Tuesday of the month. It features a scientist engaging and leading a discussion that encourages conversation, debate, and interaction. The presentation is free and open to the public. You may purchase a drink, dinner from the $20 “all included” prix fixe menu (including non-alcoholic drink and tip), or dinner from the full menu. There is free parking behind the restaurant.