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Fully developed turbulence constitutes a paradigm of a complex system with a large number of strongly interacting degrees of freedom far from equilibrium. Despite its omnipresence and relevance in nature and engineering, a comprehensive understanding of turbulent flows remains elusive. The aim of the research group is to contribute to our understanding of turbulent flows by means of statistical theories and numerical simulations. Besides studying fundamental aspects of turbulent flows, we furthermore apply most recent concepts to problems such as active matter, atmospheric turbulence and wind energy conversion.
- fundamental aspects of turbulence: statistical theories, space-time structure of turbulence
- particulate flows
- environmental flows: turbulent convection, atmospheric boundary layers, wind energy conversion
- active matter
- high performance computing
- non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and stochastic models