POSTPONED: Simons Workshop on Singularities in Fluids and Plasmas

Wed, Mar 18, 2020, 9:00 am to Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 5:00 pm

Workshop postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Singularities Workshop Speaker and Schedule Details Available Here

Overview:   Finite-time singularities of the Navier-Stokes equation is a Millenium Prize problem (http://www.claymath.org), and has significant consequences for theories of  vortex reconnection and fluid turbulence. The analogous problem of current singularities (whether finite-time or not) has deep implications for fast magnetic reconnection and plasma turbulence. Such current singularities, even when regularized by dissipation, have significant physical implications for problems as diverse as stellar coronal heating (Parker problem) and turbulence, neutron star mergers (including general relativistic effects), space weather, and last but not least, three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic equilibria in toroidal plasmas which play a critical role in determining optimum topologies for magnetic confinement. A recent multi-institutional research program led from Princeton University and supported by the Simons Foundation on “Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy” (https://hiddensymmetries.princeton.edu) provides a great and timely opportunity to bring together a diverse group of computational physicists, fluid dynamicists, mathematicians, and  plasma physicists to discuss problems of common interest at this Workshop.

What:   Simons Workshop on Singularities in Fluids and Plasmas
Where:   Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS,  4th floor of Jadwin Hall at Princeton University)
When:  March 18-20, 2019
Directionshttps://www.princeton.edu/meet-princeton/visit-us
Registration:  Please Register for the 2020 Simons Workshop on Singularities in Fluids and Plasmas Here


Invited Speakers:

Jacob Bedrossian, University of Maryland
Allen Boozer, Columbia University
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
Steven Cowley, PPPL
Robert Dewar, Australian National University
Ilya Dodin, PPPL
Ge Dong, PPPL
Weinan E, Princeton University
Alberto Enciso, ICMAT
Pierre Germain, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Eugenia Kim, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Joaquim Loizu, EPFL-Lausanne
Philip Morrison, University of Texas at Austin
Chung-Sang Ng, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
David Pfefferle, University of Western Australia
Alexander Philippov, Center for Computational Astrophysics, The Flatiron Institute
Allan Reiman, PPPL
Jose Rodrigo, University of Warwick
Katepalli Sreenivasan, New York University
Vlad Vicol, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Yao Zhou, PPPL

Sponsor(s): 
Simons Foundation

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