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Workshop on Turbulence and Coherent Structures

Sponsored by CSIRO Complex Systems Science and ARC Complex Open Systems Network (COSNet)

"Turbulence and Coherent Structures in Fluids, Plasma and Granular Flows"

10-13 January 2006

The Australian National University, Canberra

Summer School Convenor: Dr. Michael Shats (

Supported by the CSIRO Centre for Complex System Science and COSNet

The Workshop will be followed by the Turbulence Summer School (16-20 January)

The aims of the Workshop:

The aim of the workshop will be to examine current developments in our understanding of the dynamics and statistical dynamics of turbulence and coherent structures. Theoretical, numerical modelling, observational and experimental studies of turbulence and coherent structures in quasi-two-dimensional geophysical flows, such as oceans and atmospheres, and in plasmas and in three-dimensional flows, such as the turbulent boundary layer, will be presented. It will include studies on the emergence of coherent structures and their interactions with chaotic or turbulent eddies.

The workshop will cover topics ranging from bifurcation and singularity theory, to instability theory and stochastic modelling, through chaos and predictability, turbulence, coherent structures, multiple equilibria and hysteresis, subgrid-scale processes to statistical dynamics and renormalization. It is expected that many of the methodologies presented may also be applicable to other Complex Systems.


Presentation of a paper is optional

If you wish to make a presentation see Call for contributions

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