Supported by: NSF Organized by: Mike Schatz (Georgia Tech), Mark Paul (Virginia Tech), Konstantin Mischaikow (Rutgers)
We welcome anyone with an interest in the study of fluid dynamics using topological methods to attend. Partial travel support is available for attendees and those giving contributed talks. Registration information is below.
Invited Speakers: Bruno Eckhardt (University of Marburg, Germany), Takashi Ishihara (Nagoya University, Japan), More to be announced
We present studies of the effects of vortex-dominated fluid flows on the dynamics of the oscillatory or excitable Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. The results of these experiments have applications for advection-reaction-diffusion dynamics in a wide range of systems including microfluidic chemical reactors, cellular-scale processes in biological systems, and blooms of phytoplankton in the oceans. Much of our work is focused on understanding how reaction fronts propagate in fluid flows. To analyze and predict the behavior of the fronts, we generalize tools developed to describe passive...