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2 – 6 August, 2020: XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics 2020

XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics 2020

COVENTRY, ENGLAND
August 2 – 6, 2020

https://ccp2020.complexity-coventry.org/
e-mail: ccp2020@coventry.ac.uk

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the 32nd Conference on Computational Physics that is
scheduled to take place in Coventry, England, between the 2nd and 6th of August,
2020, and invite you to participate. It is the leading international conference
in its area, covering all aspects of computational physics. In particular, the
main topics are:

  • statistical mechanics and complex systems
  • soft matter, biophysics
  • materials and nano-science
  • fluid dynamics
  • quantum many-body physics
  • quantum computing
  • lattice field theory
  • astrophysics, gravitation, cosmology
  • novel hardware and software
  • computational physics education
  • machine learning and algorithms
  • geophysics and porous media

The scientific programme will consist of plenary lectures held mainly in the mornings
and a program of parallel sessions in the afternoons with invited and contributed
oral presentations, as well as a poster session.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dwight Barkley (U Warwick)
Gábor Csányi (U Cambridge)
Richard Brower* (Boston U)
Christine Davies (U Glasgow)
Claudia Draxl* (HU Berlin)
Annalisa Pillepich (MPA, Heidelberg)
Frank Pollmann (TU Munich)
Andrew Saxe (U Oxford)
Olga Shishkina (MPI-DS, Göttingen)
David Thirumalai (UT Austin)
Brigitta Whaley* (UC Berkeley)
Andy Woods* (U Cambridge)

(* to be confirmed)

REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES

Registration for participation and as well as the submission of contributions to the
program are possible online at the conference website

https://ccp2020.complexity-coventry.org/registration.php

Registration is open until May 15, 2020.

FORMAT

The meeting is set to begin in the morning of Monday, August 3rd and ends in the late
afternoon of Thursday, August 6. There will be a welcome reception and registration
opportunity in the evening of August 2nd (Sunday).

There will be a social dinner on the evening of August 5th.

VISAS AND SUPPORT

Limited support is available for graduate students and participants from less
economically developed countries. Support requests can be submitted as part of the
registration process until May 15.

Invitation letters for visa applications will be provided to registered
participants. For details on visa applications, please consult the sources mentioned
on the conference website.

ACCOMMODATION

Participants (apart from plenary speakers) are requested to arrange accommodation
individually. There are a number of hotels nearby. Also, a limited number of
discounted accommodation options in the university residences is available. For
details please see the ‘travel’ section of the conference website.

CORONAVIRUS

The organizers are of course aware of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic
spread of coronavirus, and we are monitoring the situation closely.  Should it be
required to move or cancel the event, all registration fees will be fully
refunded. We strive to take a final decision no later than June 2 to avoid
participants losing money through travel and accommodation bookings or visa
applications.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Joan Adler, Technion
Nithaya Chetty, Wits U, Johannesburg
Mei-Yin Chou, Academia Sinica
Bismarck Vaz da Costa, UFMG, Belo Horizonte
Yuan Ping Feng, NUS, Singapore
Suklyun Hong, Sejong U
Andrew Horsfield, Imperial
Trevis Humble, ORNL
Barry Klein, UC Davies
Georg Kresse, U Vienna
David Landau, UGA, Athens
Hai-Qing Lin, CSRC, Beijing
Richard Liska, TU Prague
Priya Mahadevan, Bose Centre, Kolkata
Regina Maphanga, U Limpopo
Sitangshu Bikas Santra, IIT Guwahati
Lev Shchur, Landau Institute
Laurette Tuckerman, ESPCI
Roser Valentí, U Frankfurt
Daniel Vizman, UVT, Timisoara
Rodolphe Vuilleumier, ENS, Paris
Xiaoqun Wang, SJTU, Shanghai
Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia U
Junyi Zhu, CU Hong Kong

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The main responsibility for the scientific program rests with the program committee

Statistical mechanics and complex systems:
Wolfhard Janke, U Leipzig (chair)

Soft matter, biophysics:
Julia Yeomans, U Oxford (chair)
Anna Balazs, U Pittsburgh
Changbong Hyeon, KIAS, Seoul

Materials and nano-science:
Luca Ghiringhelli, FHI, Berlin (chair)
Francesca Baletto, King’s College London
Silvana Botti, U Jena
Bryan Goldsmith, U Michigan, Ann Arbor
James Kermode, U Warwick
Sergey Levchenko, Skolkovo, Moscow

Fluid dynamics:
Greg Sheard, Monash (chair)
Bruno Carmo, U Sao Paulo
Wisam Al Saadi, Australian College of Kuwait

Quantum many-body physics:
Anders Sandvik, Boston U (chair)
Sylvain Capponi, U Toulouse
Kedar Damle, TIFR Mumbai
Chisa Hotta, U Tokyo
Shiwei Zhang, Flatiron Institute

Quantum computing:
Stephen Jordan, Microsoft (chair)
David Gosset, U Waterloo
Peter Love, Tufts U
Bei Zeng, U Guelph

Lattice field theory:
Constantina Alexandrou, Cyprus Institute (chair)
Gert Aarts, Swansea
Karl Jansen, DESY Zeuthen
Aida X. El-Khadra, U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Astrophysics, gravitation, cosmology:
Richard Bower, U Durham (chair)
Debora Sijacki, U Cambridge
Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis

Novel hardware and software:
Massimo Bernaschi, NRC, Rome (chair)
Valeri Halyo, U Princeton
Victor Martin-Mayor, U Complutense, Madrid

Computational physics education:
Joan Adler, Technion (chair)
Amy Graves, Swarthmore College

Machine learning and algorithms:
Lenka Zdeborova, Paris (chair)
Chiara Cammarota, King’s College London
Alexander Hartmann, U Oldenburg
Ehsan Katami, San Jose State U
Maria Schuld, KwaZulu-Natal
Pan Zhang, CAS, Beijing

Geophysics and porous media:
Steve Tobias, U Leeds (chair)
Emannuel Dormy, CNRS, Paris
Geoff Vallis, U Exeter

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Damien Foster
Nikolaos G. Fytas
Charo del Genio
Ran Holtzman
Susanne Horn
Ralph Kenna
Abhishek Kumar
Alban Potherat
Martin Weigel (chair)
Taras Yavors’kii

CCP2020
Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems
Faculty for Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Coventry University
Coventry CV1 5FB
England

website: https://ccp2020.complexity-coventry.org/
e-mail: ccp2020@coventry.ac.uk

**** Please bring this conference to the attention of graduate students, postdocs and colleagues who may be interested ****

 

Research Fellow in Experimental Fluid Mechanics on Magnetoconvection in the Earth Liquid Core Funded by The Leverhulme Trust

Full-time, Fixed Term until 31st December 2021
Closing Date: 13 March 2020
Under the supervision of Professor Alban Pothérat, (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/), Executive Director of the Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems Research, Coventry University, UK.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in Experimental Fluid Mechanics sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk). The project concerns convection in magnetic fields in the so called “Tangent Cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tectonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This project is part of a theoretical and experimental research program funded by the Trust that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of the experimental part of the programme is to explore the nonlinear convective states that may exist within a laboratory based ‘Tangent Cylinder’ when suitable perturbations are applied to the flow. These states will then be evaluated to see which are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.

The project involves operating a novel experiment previously developed in our group to visualise rotating magnetoconvective patterns. Its principle is to use a weakly conductive, but transparent electrolyte, subjected to the very high magnetic fields available at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (France). Part of the experimental work will consist of upgrading the technique first developed in this experiment that makes it possible to visualise flow patterns in electrically conductive fluids by means of bespoke Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) methods.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent in Fluid Mechanics, Geophysics, or Physics with a proven track record of producing scientific output at the highest level, as evidenced by high-quality journal publications. The Research Associate will work within the vibrant environment of the Fluid Dynamics group, part of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, at Coventry University. The group conducts both fundamental and applied research in the fields of stability, magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence and geophysical fluid dynamics as well as other areas of fluid mechanics. In the REF2014, 84% of the group’s output, as part of the mathematics submission, was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’. The project involves extended stays at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, France where the experiment will be operated.

The post is fixed term until 31st December 2021. To apply please also include your CV with a publication list. For further information please contact Professor Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk, +44(0)2477 65 88 65).

Closing Date: 13 March 2020

Apply online

9-12 June 2020: 13th CHAOS2020 International Conference in Florence, Italy

Dear Colleague,

This is an Invitation to Participate in the conference with an Abstract and to propose an Invited Session/s (3-6 talks) or a Workshop (more than 2 Sessions).

If you already have submitted your contribution please see the book from the previous year CHAOS2019 on “12th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference” (Springer, 2020) at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030395148 .

Already published the book from CHAOS2018 on “11th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference” (Springer, 2019): https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030152963

 

A first list of Invited Sessions/Workshops is already in the conference website along with the Plenary/Keynote Speakers (see at www.cmsim.org and related pages as http://www.cmsim.org/committeesplenary2020.html and http://www.cmsim.org/invitedsessions2020.html ).

 

The Nonlinear Systems Conference titled:  13th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference (CHAOS2020, 9-12 June 2020, Florence, Italy, www.cmsim.org ) will be hosted in the Grand Hotel Adriatico. Download the poster at: http://www.cmsim.org/images/CHAOS2020_Poster.pdf

 

Chaos theory is developed rapidly the last decades. With CHAOS2020 International Conference we celebrate 13 years of active presence in the field via the annual conference, the proceedings and publications in books (The Springer Proceedings in Complexity) and the CMSIM Journal.

 

Many thanks to the Honorary Committee and the Scientific Committee for their support.

 

For Abstract submission and special session proposals please visit the conference website at: www.cmsim.org or send email to Secretariat@cmsim1.org . A Late Submission option isprovided.

 

New Book from Lectures in CHAOS2017: Fractional Dynamics, Anomalous Transport and Plasma Science (C. H. Skiadas, Ed), Springer (2018)

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030044824

 

You can also submit papers for publication in the CMSIM Journal at www.cmsim.eu where the best papers presented are included, further to other publications in Springer and the Springer Proceedings in Complexity.

 

Looking forward to welcome you in Florence for the Conference,

 

On behalf of the Conference Committee,

 

Prof. Christos H Skiadas,

Conference Chair

________________

Over the years several Books from leading publishers emerged from the CHAOS Conferences and events.

To see a list of the main publications further to the Conference Proceedings visit the first page of the Conference website at: www.cmsim.org .

 

 

Note that the CHAOS and Nonlinear Analysis Conferences started many years earlier and our email lists include old and new addresses.

1 – 3 September, 2020: iTi Conference on Turbulence IX in Bertinoro, Italy

Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to invite you to attend the iTi Conference on Turbulence IX in Bertinoro, Italy, September 1st – 3rd, 2020. The iTi (interdisciplinary Turbulence initiative) is a series of conferences organized in order to focus on different aspects of both fundamental and applied turbulence research. Therefore, both engineers and physicists working in the field of turbulence are invited to join the conference.

Topics comprise themes such as: Fundamentals, Modeling, Simulations (DNS and LES), Mathematical Methods, Coherent Structures/Vortices, Scaling Laws and Intermittency, Large Re flow experiments, Convection, Polymers and Scalars, Scalar Mixing and Particles, Turbulent Boundary Layers, Atmospheric flows and MHD.

The ninth conference of the iTi series will again take place in one of the most beautiful conference centers in Europe: the University Centre of Bertinoro. The Centre is located in three large historical and monumental buildings on the top of an ancient town. For further details please check here: https://ceub.it/

As in the previous editions the peer reviewed proceedings will be published in the volume “Progress in Turbulence IX” by Springer.

List of iTi invited key-note speakers:
P. Henrik Alfredsson (KTH, Sweden)
Bérengère Dubrulle (CNRS, France)
Massimo Germano (Duke University, USA)
Clara Marika Velte (DTU, Denmark)

Dates and deadlines:
iTi 2020: September 1st – 3rd 2020, welcome reception August 31st
Abstract submission: March 31st, 2020
Response/accepting the contribution: May 26th, 2020
Early registration for Conference and Workshop: until July 14th, 2020
Late registration for Conference and Workshop: until September 1st, 2020
Submission of full paper: September 29th, 2020

All the essential information is already available on the conference Website http://www.fdy.tu-darmstadt.de/iti/index.en.jsp where also LaTeX and Word templates for the preparation of the abstracts are made available.

We are very happy to welcome you in Bertinoro.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon

Best wishes

________________________________
Martin Oberlack (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Joachim Peinke (Universität Oldenburg / ForWind)
Alessandro Talamelli (Università di Bologna)
Ramis Örlü (KTH Stockholm)

Issue#4, 2019

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 4, 2019

 

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year!

The ICTAM 2020 abstracts’ deadline is next week (10/01/2020), I’ve been asked to remind you about the following thematic sessions

 

Contents 

  1. ICTAM 2020 – Electro and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18)
  2. ICTAM 2020 – Turbulence (FM15)
  3. ICTAM 2020 – Flow Instability and Transition (FM08)
  4. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  5. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

 


I.   ICTAM 2020  in Milano, Session on Electro and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18): Confirmed invited speakers and deadline for abstracts (10/01/2020)

(from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK)

 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18).

Milano will be hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016. ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Dr Frank STEFANI, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany)
  • Prof. Pedro Ángel VAZQUEZ GONZALEZ, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
  • Prof. Greg SHEARD, Monash University (Australia)

The essential information about  ICTAM can be found in the attached flyer, and further details at https://www.ictam2020.org/

Abstract submission begins on 1st – October – 2019, until  January 10th 2019

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, of which them being Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18). This session is also a unique opportunity to bring together the EHD and MHD communities, in order to highlight all the scientific ingredients common to these scientific disciplines.

We are welcoming submissions on such topics as

  • liquid metal MHD, both fundamental and applied to industrial problems
  • astro- and geophysical MHD, including planetary interiors, convection and dynamo problems
  • numerical and experimental methods in MHDs,
  • electrohydrodynamic flows in liquids,
  • EHD Microfluidics, spraying and atomization

not excluding other topics on electro- and magneto-hydrodynamics

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Alban Potherat and Laurent Davoust,

organizers of the Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Session.

 


II.   ICTAM 2020: Session on Turbulence (FM15) (deadline 10-01-2020)

 (from Martin Oberlack, Germany:  ictam2020@fdy.tu-darmstadt.de)

 

Dear Colleagues,

The 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2020) will be held in Milan, Italy, August 23-28, 2020. We have been asked to co-chair and organize the Thematic Session FM15 Turbulence.

For this we are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract to the aforementioned Session. An extended abstract has to be uploaded here: https://www.ictam2020.org/abstract-submission.

We are already seeing a very interesting group of internationally renowned speakers, so we expect a very exciting session.

The closing date for extended abstract submission is January 10, 2020. We highly recommend uploading the extended abstracts way before the closing date to avoid a final rush and overload of the website.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Milano.

Wishing you happy holidays and a successful new year

Martin Oberlack (TU Darmstadt / Germany) and Peter Frick (Perm State University / Russia)

 


III.    ICTAM 2020: Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020 (FM08) (deadline 10-01-2020)

 (from Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros and Alex Gelfgat)

 

Dear Colleagues,

This is an announcement of the Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020.

Milano will have the privilege of hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016.

ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

All the information can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE10/January/2020

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, one of them being Flow Instability and Transition (FM08).

We expect this will be the leading meeting on this topic in 2020.

This Thematic Section has the following confirmed invited speakers:

  • Denis Sipp – ONERA – France
  • Ardeshir Hanif – KTH – Sweden
  • Dwight Barkley – University of Warwick- UK
  • Björn Hof –  IST – Austria

Examples of topics that would be of interest are:

  • Novel experimental and numerical approaches to studies of instability and transition,
  • Instability and transition in shear flows,
  • Instability and transition in flows affected by heat/mass transfer,
  • Instability and transition in compressible flows,

not excluding other topics in transition and instability.

We are sorry if you get multiple copies of this mail.

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Gelfgat and Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros

organizers of the FM08 Flow Instability and Transition Session

 

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and of the IUTAM Congress Committee, I would like to let you have my warmest invitation to join us in Milano for the 25th ICTAM.

Alberto Corigliano

President 25th ICTAM

 


IV.    Schedule of Conferences on MHD and Related Topics 

 


V. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

Next Hydromag Newsletter will be issued at the end of April 2020. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 15 of April 2020. If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

Please forward any information you may have on MHD-related conferences, meetings, publications etc.

Thank you,

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street Coventry
CV1 5FB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

23-28 August 2020: Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020

Dear Colleague

This is an announcement of the Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020.

Milano will have the privilege of hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016.

ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

All the information can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org/

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 10/January/2020

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, one of them being Flow Instability and Transition (FM08).
We expect this will be the leading meeting on this topic in 2020.

This Thematic Section has the following confirmed invited speakers:

Denis Sipp – ONERA – France
Ardeshir Hanif – KTH – Sweden
Dwight Barkley – University of Warwick- UK
Björn Hof –  IST – Austria

Examples of topics that would be of interest are:

– Novel experimental and numerical approaches to studies of instability and transition,

– Instability and transition in shear flows,

– Instability and transition in flows affected by heat/mass transfer,

– Instability and transition in compressible flows,

not excluding other topics in transition and instability.

We are sorry if you get multiple copies of this mail.

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

Yours sincerely,
Alexander Gelfgat and Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros

organizers of the FM08 Flow Instability and Transtion Session

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and of the IUTAM Congress Committee, I would like to let you have my warmest invitation to join us in Milano for the 25th ICTAM.

Alberto Corigliano
President 25th ICTAM

Marcello Augusto Faraco de Medeiros
Ph.D. Cambridge University

USP – Universidade de São Paulo
EESC – Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos
SAA – Departamento de Engenharia Aeronautica
Av. Trabalhador São Carlense, 400 – São Carlos – SP – CEP 13566-590
Tel.: +55 (0)16 3373 8377
FAX: +55 (0)16 3373 8346

Research Associate/Postdoc at HZDR (Dresden)

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Institute of Fluid Dynamics is conducting basic and applied research in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics in order to improve the sustainability, the energy efficiency and the safety of industrial processes.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Magnetohydrodynamics, invites applications as Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f/d).

The position will be available from 1st January 2020. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Tasks:

The appearance of thermal superstructures in turbulent convection within very low Prandtl number fluids will be investigated experimentally in a large aspect ratio domain. The experiments will be conducted using the liquid metal Gallium-Indium-Tin (GaInSn) that has a Prandtl number of 𝑃𝑟 ≈ 0.03. Combined temperature and velocity measurements will provide detailed information about turbulent, convective superstructures and their dynamics. A novel Ultrasound-Doppler-Array technique will be used to measure for the first time two dimensional velocity vector fields of the superstructures in a turbulent liquid metal convection.

The project includes the following tasks:

  • preparation and operation of a Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell for liquid metal
  • measurements of global transport laws for heat and momentum
  • simultaneous measurements of flow velocity using ultrasound Doppler velocimetry and temperature distribution using thermocouples
  • investigation of the three-dimensional flow structure and dynamics of turbulent superstructures
  • comparison of the results to direct numerical simulations (carried out by project partners)

Requirements:

  • completed doctorate in physics, mechanical engineering or comparable qualification
  • a strong technical and physical understanding is mandatory
  • background knowledge on thermal convection would be advantageous

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German

23-28 August 2020: Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Thematic Session for ICTAM 2020 (FM18).

Milano will be hosting the 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (25th ICTAM) from 23 to 28 August 2020. This edition will follow the 24th ICTAM held in Montreal in August 2016. ICTAM congresses are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and gather every four years the mechanics community from around the world.

The essential information about  ICTAM can be found at https://www.ictam2020.org/thematic-sessions

Abstract submission begins on 1st – October – 2019.

The congress is organized in thematic sessions, of which them being Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics (FM18). This session is also a unique opportunity to bring together the EHD and MHD communities, in order to highlight all the scientific ingredients common to these scientific disciplines.

We are welcoming submissions on such topics as

  • liquid metal MHD, both fundamental and applied to industrial problems
  • astro- and geophysical MHD, including planetary interiors, convection and dynamo problems
  • numerical and experimental methods in MHDs,
  • electrohydrodynamic flows in liquids,
  • EHD Microfluidics, spraying and atomization

not excluding other topics on electro- and magnetodhydrodynamics

Please forward this message to colleagues interested in this thematic session or in ICTAM, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alban Potherat and Laurent Davoust,

organizers of the Electro- and Magnetohydrodynamics Session.

Research Fellow position in theoretical fluid mechanics at Coventry University (UK)

Coventry University

Location: Coventry Placed On: 2nd August 2019
Salary: £32,243 to £40,802 per annum Closes: 2nd September 2019
Hours: Full Time Job Ref: REQ007193
Contract Type: Permanent

A Research Fellow position in theoretical fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tectonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This study is part of a theoretical and experimental research program funded by the prestigious Leverhulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk), that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict the possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.

The Research Fellow will conduct the theoretical and numerical analysis of the problem under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/index.html) and Dr Chris Pringle.  The study will seek the possible structure of convection by means of advanced stability theory and branch tracking method, to unveil the possible states. In the frame of the research programme, the work is purely theoretical/numerical and will be conducted in collaboration with an experimental study that will seek to reproduce and visualise these non-linear states in an experimental model of the Earth Core.

Successful candidates are expected to hold a PhD in fluid mechanics or a related discipline and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose work has been ranked at 83% world-class at the UK’ latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This unit is part of the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre, and specialises in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics. It is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in world-leading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk).

Refs.:: Laboratory model for the convective patterns in the Tangent Cylinder of the Earth core (Aujogue, Pothérat, Sreenivasan & Debray, 2018, Journal of Fluid Mechanics)

Apply Online

19 – 24 July 2020 — ECCOMAS 2020 — MS249: FLUID MECHANICS OF LIQUID METAL BATTERIES

(from Tom Weier, Dresden, Germany)

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The joint 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress is expected to be one of the largest computational mechanics and applied mathematics events ever organized with an expected participation from all parts of the globe, representing multiple sectors, academia, industry and government institutions.

Through the organization of minisymposia, it will both cover the latest developments in all aspects of computational mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and applied mathematics in conjunction with industrial needs as well as emerging ones. This congress shall fully engage computational mechanics in the XXI century.

A mini-symposium on fluid dynamics of liquid metal batteries (LMB) will be organized in the framework of the ECCOMAS 2020 congress to be held on July 19-24, 2020 in Paris. The proposed minisymposium aims to support the trending interest in the topic of LMBs, to offer a platform for discussion, and to facilitate future collaborations. While the focus shall be on fluid dynamics, lectures on other aspects of LMBs and related devices (e.g., aluminum reduction cells) will be equally welcome and considered to be in the scope of the minisymposium. Topics to be addressed include: mixing and mass transfer, natural convection, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, electro-vortex flows, electrochemistry of LMBs, scale-up, and grid integration as well as stack design and heat transfer.

Abstracts can be submitted to the conference website after September 15, 2019. Please contact the mini-symposium organizers, Tom Weier, Wietze Herreman and Oleg Zikanov if you have any questions.


 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

the deadline for abstract submission to the minisymposium “Fluid Mechanics of Liquid Metal Batteries” (and for the whole 14th WCCM & ECCOMAS Congress 2020) has been extended to January 15, 2020. Please see below for the updated announcement.

 

Looking forward to meeting you in Paris!

 

Best regards,

 

Tom, Oleg & Wietze