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24-26 February, 2021: iTi Conference on Turbulence IX in Bertinoro, Italy


After careful consideration of the ongoing developments related to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to reschedule the conference for February 24th-26th, 2021 to be held at the same venue in Bertinoro.


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:

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 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)

22-27 August 2021: Flow Instability and Transition Thematic Session of ICTAM 2020+1

The Organizing Committee, while defining the agenda of the ICTAM 2020+1 Congress, agreed to give a new opportunity to all Authors interested in the event.

If you have an interesting study to submit or if you did not manage to send your abstract for the congress on time, this is the moment you were waiting for!
NEW CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: from November 1st to November 30th 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


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

Milano · 22-27 August 2021: 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

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.



WCCM-ECCOMAS Congress will take place in digital version from January 11 to 15, 2021 and all those who already have an accepted paper will be able to propose a recording of their talk via a platform provided and to participate in virtual moments of exchange.


(from Tom Weier, Dresden, Germany)


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




14 -18 October 2019: MHD Modelling School 2019 (Riga)

(from Andris Jakovics, Latvia)

October 14-18 2019

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia

MHD Modelling PhD-School is a practical hands-on course on simulation of complex liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics processes. The main goal of participants will be to learn to work with open-source software, modifying code and applying it to specific systems with liquid metal flow in electromagnetic field.

The main topics are:

  • Electromagnetic mixing and pumping;
  • Electromagnetic semi-levitation and free surface dynamics;
  • Electrovortical flows;
  • Bubbly flows in magnetic field.

The course has three parts:

  • lectures covering topics from modern experimental techniques to promising MHD applications, as well as introduction to simulation tools and methods;
  • numerical modelling of MHD phenomena using both commercial (ANSYS) and open-source (OpenFOAM, ElmerFEM, getDP, EOF-Library) software;
  • laboratory experiments for demonstration and numerical model validation.

After the introductory lectures participants will be assigned small projects within the abovementioned topics and will present the results at the end of the course.


Laboratory for mathematical modelling of environmental and technological processes, University of Latvia (Dr. Andris Jakovics,

Institute of Electrotechnology, Leibniz University of Hannover (Prof. Bernard Nacke,


More info:

Participation fee: 150 EUR (till 20. July), 250 EUR (regular)

Online registration:

16-07-2019: Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics 2019 (BIFD2019)

16-19 July, 2019

University of Limerick, Ireland

Scope of the conference:
  • computational, experimental, and analytical methods

  • liquid films, drops, and bubbles

  • jets, liquid curtains, and bridges

  • waves

  • turbulence

  • buoyancy-driven flows, convection

  • Marangoni effect

  • shear flows, boundary layers

  • industrial applications

  • geophysical fluid dynamics

  • magnetohydrodynamics, electrohydrodynamics

  • biological flows

  • multiphase flows, microfluidics, multiscale phenomena

  • non-Newtonian and compressible flows
  • reacting flows
  • crystal growth

Important dates

Abstract submission opens: 3 December 2018

Abstract submission closes: 3 February 2019

Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2019

Registration opens: 15 April 2019

Registration closes: 12 May 2019

Conference begins: 16 July 2019

For more details visit the conference website:

26-11-2018: MHD DAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting

Dear colleagues,

this is a short reminder for registration for the joint MHDDAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting taking place from November 26 to November 28 in Dresden, Germany.  Please, find further information at

Deadline for registration is October 15.  This deadline is fixed as the quota for accommodation is no longer available after that date.

We therefore kindly ask all interested people to register timely by

15 October at

Yours sincerely,

Frank Stefani and Andre Giesecke

(Organizing committee)

July 1 – 5, 2019: 11th Pamir International Conference on Fundamental and Applied MHD

The next PAMIR conference will be organised by SIMaP (University of Grenoble) and LISM (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne), Reims, France, from July 1st to July 5th, 2019. The conference will take place at the Congress Center of Reims, in the heart of Reims, a city of art and history, which opens up to you with its three UNESCO World Heritage sites (Cathedral Notre-Dame / Tau Palace / Basilica Saint-Rémi), located in Champagne area, also recognised by UNESCO in 2015 for Outstanding Universal Value “Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars”.

The main topics will be Basic MHD, Thermoacoustic, Space technologies, Liquid metal technologies for coolant applications, Applied MHD for material applications, Ferrofluids and MHD energy conversion.
In parallel with the conference, a summer school will be held with the topics focused on Magnetosciences.

More detail about the both organisations of the conference and summer school could be found on the web site of the conference:

For further information please contact Conference secretary:

Printable PDF version: Pamir 2019 in Reims 040718

16-11-2017: Fifty years after Roberts’ MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)


from Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967)
by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.

This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

The honoured guest will be
Paul Roberts FRS






who will also speak.

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in
planetary contexts.

There will be a series of invited talks.

Financial support
In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

More details can be found on the website

Contact for queries: ajackson(at)

The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)
Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich




23-10-2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

October 23- 27, 2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

The international Conference on Magneto-Science 2017 (ICMS 2017) will be held on October 23- 27, 2017, Reims, France. First conference on Magneto-Science was held in 2005 (Yokohama).

The success at Yokohama was followed by conferences at Hiroshima in 2007, Nijimegen in 2009, Shanghai and Xi’an in 2011, Bordeaux in 2013 and Matsumoto in 2015

ICMS 2017 will cover magnetic field effects on materials and processes in physics, chemistry, and biology, especially from the view point of “Colloids and Interface Science”. Topics and keywords are as follows.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

  • Magnetic processing of materials ;
  • Magnetic control of structures, properties, and functions ;
  • Chemical reactions and processes under magnetic fields ;
  • Analytical aspect of magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic separation science and technology ;
  • Interactions between water systems and magnetic fields ;
  • Colloids and interface science under magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic levitation and microgravity ;
  • Generation and application of various magnetic fields ;
  • Others relating to magnetics and magnetic fields.

The registration fee (early registration – Full participants : 600 EURStudents : 400 EUR) includes all conference sessions, congress materials, and include welcome cocktail, banquet and excursion to Epernay and cellars.

Important date : submission of abstractsJuly 8, 2017

Supporting organization:

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

International Organizing Committee of ICMS 

International scientific committee:

  • Eric Beaugnon (Grenoble, France), Chairperson
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan), Vice Chairperson
  • Andreas Bund (Dresden, Germany)
  • Peter C. M. Christianen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Richard J. A. Hill (Nottingham, UK)
  • Peter J. Hore (Oxford, UK)
  • Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Sumio Ozeki (Matsumoto, Japan)
  • Zhongming Ren (Shanghai, China)
  • Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA)
  • Peng Shang (Xian, China)
  • Dmitri V. Stass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • James M. Valles, Jr. (Providence, USA)

International advisory board of ICMS:

  • Michael D. Coey (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Jan Kees Maan (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Osaka, Japan)
  • James Torbet (Grenoble, France)
  • Robert F. Tournier (Grenoble, France)
  • Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan)
  • Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan)

Local organizing committe :

  • Jean-Paul Chopart (Reims, France), Organizer
  • Anne-Lise Daltin (Reims, France), Vice-organizer
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Iwao Mogi (Sendai, Japan)
  • Martine Noël (Reims, France)
  • Jean-Marc Patat (Reims, France)
  • Ophélie Riou (Reims, France)
  • Mathilde Stübner (Reims, France)


Further information on the following website : –,20366,35041.html

Registration : –,21053,35075.html

Any question mail to




Best regards,

Anne-Lise DALTIN