The Dynamics of Rotating Fluids
The Department of Mathematics at UCL hosts a yearly meeting
on the theme of the dynamics of rotating fluids. The meeting is
usually held in early January on a Friday afternoon. Talks begin at
at about 1.30 going through to about 5.00 and are held in Room 505 of the
Mathematics Department. Talks are
welcomed on any subject to do with rotating fluids and its applications
(e.g. experimental data, meteorology, oceanography, astrophysical fluid
dynamics, MHD, planetary atmospheres and interiors, exact solutions relevant to
Talks of any length (e.g from 10-30 minutes) can be accommodated.
The next meeting will be on January 6, 2012:
1.30pm Boris Galperin (South Florida) "Rossby waves and solitary waves (zonons) in beta-plane turbulence"
1.50pm Roger Grimshaw (Loughborough) ''The reduced Ostrovsky equation: breaking and
2.10pm Emma Warneford (Oxford) ''Zonal jets on Jupiter as modelled by the quasigeostrophic limit of the
thermal shallow water equations''
2.30pm Ziv Kizner (Bar Ilan) ''Stability of point-vortex multipoles revisited''
3.30pm Vladimir Zeitlin (LMD, Paris) ''Inertial, baroclinic and barotropic intstabilities of the Bickley jet in
4.0pm Bob Kerr (Warwick) ''Enhanced instability of vertical vortices in a stratified
4.30 Joss Matthewman (UCL) ''The
nonlinear self-tuning resonance theory of stratospheric sudden warmings''
4.50 Yury Stepanyants (Southern Queensland) ''Adiabatic decay of internal solitons due to Earth's rotation
within the framework of Gardner-Ostrovsky equation''
further details please contact Robb McDonald at
A history of rotating fluids at UCL...
The mathematics department at UCL has had a long history of hosting meetings
on the dynamics of rotating fluids. The first such meeting was held in 1973
and was titled ``Informal meetings on aspects of the dynamics and
magnetohydrodynamics of rotating fluids'' and was organised by
Keith Stewartson, Andrew Soward, Raymond Hide, David Acheson, Leslie Hocking
amongst others. The meetings ran continuously until 1986, with a total of
thirty nine meetings being held. A vast range topics were presented during
covering, for example, rotational effects in stars to rotational effects
growth. After more than a ten year break, meeting
number forty was held in January 1997 and it is noteworthy that
two of the speakers at this meeting, Andrew Soward
and Raymond Hide were two of the original co-organisers of the meetings.
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