Our experimental and theoretical exploration of Lord Kelvin’s isotropic helicoid was recently published in Phys. Rev. Fluids 6:074302 (2021). This was a collaborative project with Bernhard Mehlig and Kristian Gustavsson from the Univ. of Gothenburg Sweden and Fabien Candelier from Aix Marseille Univ. in France. News reports on the work have appeared in Physics magazine … Read more
Bardia Hejazi’s first paper on analysis of orientation fields in 2D fluid flow was just published in Phys. Rev. Fluids. The manuscript is available here [pdf].
The paper describing our measurements and simulations of chiral dipoles that show a preferential rotation direction in isotropic turbulence just appeared in PRL: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.154501
Alfredo Soldati and I wrote a review paper on Anisotropic Particles in Turbulence for Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics which is available at Annual Review: http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-fluid-010816-060135
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Guy Geyer Marcus who was an undergraduate researcher in the Voth group at Wesleyan from 2011 through 2013 was just named as one of the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 in Science. He is currently a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University.
A Focus on Fluids article in Journal of Fluid Mechanics by Greg Voth highlights recent work on Disks in Turbulent Channel Flow by N. Challabotla, L. Zhao, and Helge Andersson at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Our recent paper on measuring rotations of 3D printed particles in turbulence has been chosen as a ‘Highlight of 2014‘ by the New Journal of Physics. This work was the undergraduate honors research project of Guy Geyer Marcus. Guy G. Marcus, Shima Parsa, Stefan Kramel, Rui Ni, and Greg A. Voth, “Measurements of the solid-body … Read more
The paper describing our recent simultaneous measurements of rod motion and the velocity gradient tensor in turbulence is now published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
Eberhard Bodenschatz received the 2014 Stanley Corrsin Award. The citation reads “For seminal contributions to experimental techniques that enabled quantitative Lagrangian measurements which opened a new subfield of turbulence research.” It has been fascinating to see the advancement in Lagrangian particle tracking measurements since my graduate work in the Bodenschatz group from 1995-2000 and it … Read more