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IMA Conference on Turbulence, Waves and Mixing
In Honour of Lord Julian Hunt’s 75th Birthday

Date: Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 July 2016
Location: King’s College Cambridge, UK


The theme of this conference is to discuss, with review lectures and contributed papers, the ongoing developments of research in ‘turbulence, waves and mixing’ and their applications in industry, environment and geo/astro and mathematical physics.

Our understanding and the fundamental questions about turbulence and mixing have kept developing since O. Reynolds and Boussinesq made turbulence a subject in 1880s. Pioneers such as Taylor, Prandtl, Richardson (of King’s College), Kolmogorov (his paper was published 75 years ago!) and others developed the dynamical and statistical approaches. Conceptual developments and advances in practical modelling and prediction during the past 75 years, have benefitted from 3-dimensional measurement techniques and computer simulations at very high Reynolds number (>105), so that for example patterns, organised eddy structures, particle trajectories and conditional analysis can be better quantified and applied in practice. Papers at the conference cover a wide swath of topics from large scale instabilities that generate turbulence to small scale eddies that dissipates turbulence.

Research into the interactions between turbulence and waves in engineering and geophysics, which are equally interesting and controversial, are also included in the conference, such as advances in water waves, KdV, solitons, Tsunami and Air-Sea interactions.

This conference is being supported by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC).

Call for Papers

The deadline for submissions has now passed, and all authors have been contacted with committee decisions.

Invited Speakers

Dr Marianna Braza (IMFT)
Dr. David Carruthers (CERC) 
Professor Peter Davidson (University of Cambridge)
Dr. Stuart Dalziel (University of Cambridge)
Professor Paul Durbin (Iowa State University)
Professor Thanasis Fokas (University of Cambridge)
Professor Sat Ghosh (Vellore Institute of Technology)
Professor Herbert Huppert (University of Cambridge)
Professor Fazle Hussain (Texas Tech Univ.)
Professor Brian Launder (University of Manchester)
Professor Martin Maxey (Brown Univ.)
Professor Nigel Peake (University of Cambridge)

Conference Fees

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Conference fees include refreshments and lunches throughout the conference and a wine reception on the evening of Wednesday 6 July.

Residential Fee ‐ £250.00 (includes single en‐suite student bed & breakfast accommodation on the nights of 6 and 7 July at King’s College, Cambridge and a conference dinner on the night of 7 July).

Conference Dinner - £55 (separate purchase for non-residential delegates).

For additional requirements, please contact the IMA Conferences Department: / +44 (0) 1702 354020.

To register, please download, complete and return the Turbulence, Waves and Mixing application form.

Please refer to IMA conference terms and conditions for booking.

As you will note, fees are reduced for IMA members and IMA students, not only for this conference, but for all IMA conferences. For further information on joining the IMA, please visit:

Organising Committee

Professor Shahrdad Sajjadi (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) – Chair
Professor Harindra Joseph Fernando (University of Notre Dame)
Dr. Stefan C. Mancas (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Contact information

For scientific queries please contact the conference chair: Shahrdad Sajjadi
For general conference queries please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer
E-mail:              Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.