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A Symposium to address research into the flow physics of turbulence. This event represents a follow-up to the 1989 symposium organized by Prof. J. Lumley to address key fundamental questions in turbulence. Lumley's volume provided a compendium of the state of the art in our understanding of turbulence at 1989. Consequently, we will build on that success to focus on big data in turbulence and the key problems in turbulence for the next 25 years.
Objectives and Goals of the 2015 Symposium-
We see to follow the successful workshop at Cornell in 1989 by assembling world leading researchers to discuss turbulence in the 21st century. Training the next generation of scientist is critical for the growth and success of the field. Thus, we seek to have a broad inclusive number of participants from the USA, Europe, and Asia. The objectives and goals of the 5-day Symposium are to:
Honoring W.K. George
on occasion of his 70th birthday
During the 5-day event, we will address key fundamental questions in turbulence for the 21st century. Specifically we seek to deal with the pressing issue of “big data” in turbulence. In addition, we will gather to honor and celebrate Bill George’s 70th Birthday. For more than half a century our esteemed friend pushed the tough questions and challenged well-known fundamentals in our fields. Thus, during the 5-day symposium his legacy will serve as inspiration to ask the tough questions and set a vision for the 21st century for turbulence and its role in our daily lives.
Young Faculty: A major goal of our symposium is to mentor and expose the next generation of researchers that will lead the field.
A typical undergraduate interested in fluid dynamics does not necessarily understand the connection between the fundamental knowledge in turbulence and its engineering applications. Thus, the symposium outreach activities will center on closing this gap between fundamentals and applications by using case study examples from multi-scale turbulence into wind energy applications, jets and plumes.
Program managers from NSF, DOE and DOD will be invited to the workshop with the intention to have presentations/discussions on various research and educational opportunities and to identify how to fund international multi-disciplinary initiatives relevant to the workshop.
About 50% of participants will be junior faculty, senior graduate and exceptional undergraduate students, post-docs or researchers at universities while the rest will have equivalent status in other countries. It is expected that the speakers will seek and nominate students from their own countries and universities to participate in the symposium. In addition, to have a wider geographical impact, qualified students from other countries in the hemisphere will be actively sought. The network already created by this team will be used to bring the most capable candidates from abroad and from a diverse pool (e.g. by means of nominations). The students must have a working knowledge of English and must have sufficient educational background to be able to follow the lectures and participate in the discussion sessions.
TTU & Windspire Summer Research Institute Proceedings-
Renewable Energy & Medicine
Forward by: G.P. Peterson, President, Georgi Institute of Technology
Editors: Luciano Castillo, Gerardo Carbajal, and Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
Hardbound- full color, 8.5 x 11; 170 pgs.