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Summer School
Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability
and the Environment

August  27- September 7, 2018
University of Cambridge, UK


The summer school is designed for PhD students and those in early stages of their research career. The residential school, held over two weeks, will consist of :

Core lectures - pedagogical courses covering the fluid dynamics relevant to sustainability and the environment
Guest lectures - advanced topics
Laboratory experiments - project-based investigations of fluid flows in the lab
Computational projects - numerical simulations of fluid flows
Art & Science projects - projects with artists to create art pieces using fluids

Movie of the 2017 school

Core lectures
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics
Flow instabilities
Environmental fluid dynamics & cryosphere
Atmosphere & ocean
Renewable Energies: Hydro, Wind & Marine

Guest lectures
Climate change
Ocean dynamics
Atmospheric dynamics

Colm-cille Caulfield
Jean-Marc Chomaz
Stuart Dalziel
Peter Haynes
Lutz Lesshafft
Paul Linden
Michael McIntyre
Caroline Muller
Jerome Neufeld
Riwal Plougonven
Emily Shuckburgh
Alexandre Stegner
John Taylor
Andy Woods
Tim Woollings
Grae Worster

Scientific committee
Ecole Polytechnique
University of Cambridge
Ecole Polytechnique
Ecole Normale Superieure
University of Cambridge
Ecole Polytechnique
University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Ecole Polytechnique
University of Cambridge