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Infosys-ICTS Chandrasekhar Lectures
Katepalli Raju Sreenivasan (Dean of NYU Tandon School of Engineering; The Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Physics (Faculty of Arts and Science); Mathematics (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences))
Date & Time
24 January 2018, 16:00 to 17:00
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

Lecture 1: 22 January 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

Title: Chandra's fluid dynamics
Abstract: This talk will describe and assess S. Chandrasekhar's work in fluid dynamics from about 1948 to 1960 and include remarks on his interactions during these years with leaders in the field. A brief remark on Chandra's philosophy will follow.


Lecture 2: 23 January 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

Title: From CMB to circulation: the search for normal scaling
Abstract: After a brief introduction to the importance of scaling, normal and anomalous, we discuss our search for normal scaling from cosmic microwave background radiation to circulation around closed contours. Circulation, in particular, has not received as much attention in turbulence as it deserves, though it plays an important role in fluid dynamics. No special knowledge of the subject is expected.


Lecture 3: 24 January 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

Title: Turbulent mixing
Abstract: A rich variety of features emerges when two substances mix with the aid of turbulence. This talk is a summary of a few major themes on the topic, from the universal to the anomalous. No special knowledge of the subject is expected.


This lecture series is a part of the discussion meeting Turbulence from Angstroms to light years.