Please contact us if you are interested in a turbulent Bachelor or Master project! Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • statistical mechanics of turbulence
  • simulation of turbulent flows
  • turbulent convection
  • turbulence in active matter
  • magnetohydrodynamic turbulence & dynamo problem
  • analytical models of turbulence

Winter Semester 2017/18: Turbulence Meets Active Matter

Winter Semester 2016/17: Introduction to Turbulence

In this course, the students will be introduced to the phenomenon of turbulence as a complex system that can be treated with methods from non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The necessary statistical tools will be introduced and applied to obtain classical and recent results from turbulence theory. Furthermore, current numerical and experimental techniques will be discussed.

Recommended Literature:

  • S.B. Pope, Turbulent Flows, Cambridge University Press (2000)
  • P.A. Davidson, Turbulence: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, Oxford University Press (2004)
  • U. Frisch, Turbulence: The Legacy of A.N. Kolmogorov, Cambridge University Press (1995)

Course Notes:
The course notes will be continuously extended and updated over the semester. Note that this is the first iteration of the course, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you spot any errors, typos, rough edges etc.

The solutions to the homeworks are intermittently updated.


Summer Semester 2016: Introduction to Turbulence

Summer Semester 2015 & Winter Semester 2015/16: Seminar on Current Topics in Turbulence Research

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