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Lunchlezing Wim van Saarloos

Tim de Vries
Donderdag 12 maart 2015

Wim van Saarloos will start with some personal advice based on his own physics career, and briefly introduce FOM as a physics organisation in turbulent times. The main part of his talk concerns polymer fluids, which have a large viscosity. By comparing how other fluids flow at low Reynolds numbers, it was for long believed that such flows in a straight pipe would normally not be turbulent. However, a few years ago, it was predicted that such flows would show a transition to turbulence. Wim will sketch our arguments and show that clever recent experiments confirm the predicted scenario.
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