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Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment
August 27- September 7, 2018
|History of the school :|
The DAMTP Summer School on Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Dynamics (GEFD) that ran from 1991-2006 has resumed in 2012, in Cambridge. While it retains the basic features of the GEFD Summer School such as pedagogical lectures, laboratory experiments and numerical simulations, we have made several improvements to the school. In particular, the school is now a collaborative endeavour between the University of Cambridge in the UK and Ecole Polytechnique in France, giving it a full international dimension. Also, it focuses on the critical contemporary issues of sustainability and the environment, and has therefore been renamed "Summer School on Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment".
This summer school is aimed at Ph.D. students, postdocs and engineers with a background in mathematics, fluid mechanics or environmental science, who wish to learn more about environmental fluid dynamics. The school includes four « core » courses on : fundamentals of fluid dynamics, flow instabilities, environmental fluid dynamics & cryosphere, and atmosphere & ocean. In addition to those core lectures given each year, applied lectures on more specific topics will also be offered with topics chosen every year according to the invited lecturers. Possible topics include: renewable energies, bioconvection, physical oceanography, geological flows, climate change.
The originality of this school, compared to other similar events, is that the lectures are accompanied by numerous numerical and experimental afternoon sessions, where students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the physical processes studied in the lectures.
The school is co organized by faculty members of the University of Cambridge in the UK and of Ecole Polytechnique in France. It takes place alternatively one year in Cambridge (early September), and the next year in Ecole Polytechnique (early July).
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Past schools :
The 2017 FDSE summer school in Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2016 FDSE summer school in Cambridge.
The 2015 FDSE summer school in Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2014 FDSE summer school in Cambridge.
The 2013 FDSE summer school in Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2012 FDSE summer school in Cambridge.