The study of hydrodynamic turbulence and turbulent transport has received considerable impulse from the development of experimental, theoretical, and numerical Lagrangian techniques. Allied to this development is the increasing recognition that many aspects and implications of such studies have consequences well beyond classical turbulence. In this context, we propose a short, focused discussion meeting on recent trends at the interface of statistical physics, fluid dynamics and soft matter which deal with Lagrangian problems of particles with internal degrees of freedom as well as active and smart particles in a non-trivial fluid environment. The advances made in the last few years suggest that the interplay between particle and flow dynamics can lead to several intriguing phenomena, some of which have a direct bearing on biophysics.
In particular, the main focus of the meeting is on the following themes:
1. Particles with Internal Degrees of Freedom;
2. Non-Spherical and Chiral Particles;
3. Swimming or Active Particles;
4. Smart Particles;
5. Cross-Disciplinary with Emphasis on the Effect of Particles on the Flow.
Talks will be held in an informal format with room for extended questions and ample time slots for discussions or for work in smaller groups. Speakers are invited to make critical contributions from their different areas of expertise and to formulate challenging problems.