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Mathematics, University of Chicago 

Mathematics and Physics, University of Michigan 

Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Complex Systems, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Physical Oceanography Research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
Enhanced mixing and transport properties are distinguishing characteristics of both turbulent and more structured complex flows. The concepts of eddy diffusion and eddy viscosity, for example, were introduced as attempts to “parameterize” these effects to produce reduced models for theoretical analysis and simulations. At the same time turbulent mixing and transport is the focus of significant attention from a fundamental point of view, based in some cases on the NavierStokes equations and in other cases on models or special flows amenable to more thorough analytical investigations. This workshop is concerned with modern mathematical approaches to the study of transport and mixing in turbulence and other complex flows, including transitional flows with significant attention to applications from the applied sciences, predominantly geophysics.
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Monday April 12, 2010  
8:00am8:45am  Registration and coffee  EE/CS 3176  
8:45am9:00am  Welcome to the IMA  Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)  EE/CS 3180 
9:00am9:45am  Transittime distributions: A tool to diagnose rates and pathways of tracer transport in advective/diffusive flow  Thomas Haine (Johns Hopkins University)  EE/CS 3180 
9:45am10:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:45am  The inverse problem of inferring transittime distributions from tracer observations in the ocean  François Primeau (University of California, Irvine)  EE/CS 3180 
10:45am11:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
11:00am11:45am  Exit time problem in an incompressible flow  Alexei Novikov (The Pennsylvania State University)  EE/CS 3180 
11:45am12:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm2:00pm  Lunch  
2:00pm2:45pm  Dynamics of shallow water layer models: Stability, wave breaking and mixing  Paul Milewski (University of Wisconsin, Madison)  EE/CS 3180 
2:45pm3:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
3:00pm3:45pm  Modelling streaming by surface acoustic waves  Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh)  EE/CS 3180 
3:45pm4:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
4:00pm4:15pm  Group Photo  
4:15pm6:00pm  Reception and Poster Session Poster submissions welcome from all participants href="/visitorfolder/contents/workshop.html#poster">InstructionsLind Hall 400  
Tuesday April 13, 2010  
8:30am9:00am  Coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:00am9:45am  Progress & problems in the analysis of turbulent transport & mixing  Charles Doering (University of Michigan)  EE/CS 3180 
9:45am10:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:45am  Setting limits on turbulence  balancing rigor with practicality  Rich Kerswell (University of Bristol)  EE/CS 3180 
10:45am11:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
11:00am11:45am  Approximating the rate of heat transport   EE/CS 3180 
11:45am12:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm2:30pm  Lunch  
2:30pm3:15pm  Radial basis functions for geofluid modeling  Natasha Flyer (National Center for Atmospheric Research)  EE/CS 3180 
3:15pm3:30pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
3:30pm4:15pm  A Stokesian viscoelastic flow: Transition to mixing and oscillations  Becca Thomases (University of California, Davis)  EE/CS 3180 
4:15pm4:30pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
Wednesday April 14, 2010  
8:30am9:00am  Coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:00am9:45am  Mixing by eddies in the atmosphere and ocean  Emily Shuckburgh (British Antarctic Survey)  EE/CS 3180 
9:45am10:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:45am  What controls the decay of passive scalar in smooth flows  Peter Haynes (University of Cambridge)  EE/CS 3180 
10:45am11:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
11:00am11:45am  Do fish stir the ocean?  JeanLuc Thiffeault (University of Wisconsin, Madison)  EE/CS 3180 
11:45am12:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
Thursday April 15, 2010  
8:30am9:30am  Coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:30am10:15am  Spatial structures of chaotically advected reactive tracers: The role of a delay time  Alexandra Tzella (École Normale Supérieure)  EE/CS 3180 
10:15am10:30am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
10:30am11:15am  Broadcast spawning: A new class of reactionmixing problems  Jeffrey Weiss (University of Colorado)  EE/CS 3180 
11:15am11:30am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
11:30am12:15pm  Mixing and enhanced relaxation in fluid flows  Alexander Kiselev (University of Wisconsin, Madison)  EE/CS 3180 
12:15pm12:30pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
12:30pm3:00pm  Lunch  
3:00pm3:45pm  Passive scalar advection in parallel shear ﬂows: WKBJ mode sorti on intermediate times and the evolution of skewness  Richard McLaughlin (University of North Carolina)  EE/CS 3180 
3:45pm4:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
4:00pm4:45pm  Mixing: Visualization, norms, and control  Igor Mezic (University of California, Santa Barbara)  EE/CS 3180 
4:45pm5:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
6:00pm8:00pm  Workshop dinner at Pagoda Restaurant  Pagoda Restaurant 1417 4th St. SE Minneapolis, MN 6123784710  
Friday April 16, 2010  
8:30am9:00am  Coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:00am9:45am  Bounds on mixing in stratified shear flows  Colm Caulfield (University of Cambridge)  EE/CS 3180 
9:45am10:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:45am  Jet dynamics in stratified media  Juan Restrepo (University of Arizona)  EE/CS 3180 
10:45am11:00am  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
11:00am11:45am  Is turbulence stable?  William Young (Scripps Research Institute)  EE/CS 3180 
11:45am12:00pm  Discussion  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm12:15pm  Closing remarks  EE/CS 3180 
NAME  DEPARTMENT  AFFILIATION 

Farid Ait Chaalal  Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  McGill University 
Joel Avrin  Department of Mathematics  University of North Carolina  Charlotte 
Nusret Balci  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Claude Bardos  Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)  
Jennifer Beichman  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Hakima Bessaih  Department of Mathematics  University of Wyoming 
Animikh Biswas  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  University of North Carolina  Charlotte 
Katarina Bodova  Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics  Comenius University in Bratislava 
Guido Boffetta  Department of Physics  Università di Torino 
Olus Boratav  Science and Technology Department  Corning Incorporated 
James Brannick  Department of Mathematics  The Pennsylvania State University 
Carme Calderer  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Colm Caulfield  BP Institute for Multiphase Flow  University of Cambridge 
Chi Hin Chan  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Xianjin Chen  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Alina Chertock  Department of Mathematics  North Carolina State University 
Stephen Childress  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences  New York University 
Gregory Chini  College of Engineering and Physical Sciences  University of New Hampshire 
Ivan Christov  Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics  Northwestern University 
Gedeon Dagan  Department of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer  Tel Aviv University 
Domenico D'Alessandro  Department of Mathematics  Iowa State University 
Charles Doering  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Douglas Dokken  Department of Mathematics  University of St. Thomas 
Robert Eisenberg  Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology  Rush University Medical Center 
Randy Ewoldt  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Jin Feng  Department of Mathematics  University of Kansas 
Aldo Fiori  Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ingegneria Civile  Università di Roma "La Sapienza" 
Natasha Flyer  Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences  National Center for Atmospheric Research 
Eliot Fried  Department of Mechanical Engineering  McGill University 
Boris Gershgorin  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences  New York University 
Michael Graham  Chemical and Biological Engineering Department  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Thomas Hagen  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Memphis 
Thomas Haine  Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences  Johns Hopkins University 
Peter Haynes  DAMTP  University of Cambridge 
TzyyLeng Horng  Department of Applied Mathematics  Feng Chia University 
Vera Mikyoung Hur  Department of Mathematics  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
YunKyong Hyon  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Traian Iliescu  Department of Mathematics  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
Mark Iwen  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Gautam Iyer  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Carnegie Mellon University 
Srividhya Jeyaraman  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Lijian Jiang  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Mihailo Jovanovic  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Ning Ju  Department of Mathematics  Oklahoma State University 
Shane Keating  New York University  
Markus Keel  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
James Kelliher  Department of Mathematics  University of California, Riverside 
Rich Kerswell  School of Mathematics  University of Bristol 
Hyejin Kim  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Alexander Kiselev  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Tomasz Komorowski  Institute of Mathematics  Marie CurieSkłodowska University 
Pawel Konieczny  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Peter Kramer  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Alexander Kurganov  Department of Mathematics  Tulane University 
Juan Latorre  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Freie Universität Berlin 
Norman Lebovitz  Department of Mathematics  University of Chicago 
ChiunChang Lee  Department of Mathematics  National Taiwan University 
YoungJu Lee  Department of Mathematics  Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey 
Marta Lewicka  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Congming Li  Department of Applied Mathematics  University of Colorado 
Yongfeng Li  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
TaiChia Lin  Department of Mathematics  National Taiwan University 
Zhi (George) Lin  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Chun Liu  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Stefan Llewellyn Smith  Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  University of California, San Diego 
Ellen Longmire  Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Krishnan Mahesh  Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Kara Maki  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Delaware 
Vasileios Maroulas  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Nader Masmoudi  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences  New York University 
Sarah Matz  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Andrea Mazzino  Dipartimento di Fisica  Università di Genova 
Anna Mazzucato  Department of Mathematics  The Pennsylvania State University 
Richard McLaughlin  Department of Mathematics  University of North Carolina 
Igor Mezic  Department of Mechanical Engineering  University of California, Santa Barbara 
Paul Milewski  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Yoichiro Mori  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Benson Muite  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Dongjuan Niu  School of Mathematical Sciences  Capital Normal University 
Alexei Novikov  Department of Mathematics  The Pennsylvania State University 
Samuel Okoya  Department of Mathematics  Obafemi Awolowo University 
Cecilia OrtizDuenas  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Hans Othmer  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Grigorios Pavliotis  Department of Mathematics  Imperial College London 
Leonid Piterbarg  Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences  University of Southern California 
François Primeau  Department Earth System Science  University of California, Irvine 
Juan Restrepo  Department of Mathematics  University of Arizona 
Bertrand Rollin  Los Alamos National Laboratory  
Fadil Santosa  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Arnd Scheel  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Joerg Schumacher  Department of Mechanical Engineering  Ilmenau University of Technology 
Sherry Scott  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  Marquette University 
George Sell  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Tsvetanka Sendova  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Shuanglin Shao  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  Institute for Advanced Study 
Tiffany Shaw  Courant Institute  New York University 
Amy Shen  Mechanical Engineering Department  University of Washington 
Jie Shen  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Emily Shuckburgh  British Antarctic Survey  
Edward Spiegel  Department of Astronomy  Columbia University 
Panagiotis Stinis  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  
Vladimir Sverak  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Wenbo Tang  School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences  Arizona State University 
JeanLuc Thiffeault  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Becca Thomases  Mathematics Department  University of California, Davis 
Giordano Tierra Chica  Dpto. Ecuaciones Diferenciales y Análisis Numérico  University of Sevilla 
Edriss Titi  The Weizmann Institute, University of California at Irvine  
Chad Topaz  Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science  Macalester College 
YueKin Tsang  Scripps Institution of Oceanography  University of California, San Diego 
Alexandra Tzella  Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique  École Normale Supérieure 
Jacques Vanneste  School of Mathematics  University of Edinburgh 
Changyou Wang  Department of Mathematics  University of Kentucky 
Xiaoming Wang  Department of Mathematics  Florida State University 
Darryn Waugh  Johns Hopkins University  
Jeffrey Weiss  Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  University of Colorado 
Kraig Winters  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  University of California, San Diego 
Celestine Woodruff  Department of Mathematics  Florida State University 
Sijue Wu  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Wei Xiong  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Jin Xu  Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine  
Xiang Xu  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  The Pennsylvania State University 
Tsuyoshi Yoneda  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
William Young  Scripps Institution of Oceanography  Scripps Research Institute 
Zhifei Zhang  School of Mathematical Sciences  Beijing (Peking) University 
Weigang Zhong  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
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