Events List

DateEvent TypeSpeaker
11/01/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumHoward Stone [ + ]
11/02/2018NYU-CCA LSS Group MtgNYU-CCA LSS Group Mtg [ + ]
11/02/2018ISCISC [ + ]
11/05/2018CCPP Brown BagJohann Brehmer [ + ]
11/05/2018Informal Astro TalkSeunghwan Lim [ + ]
11/05/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
11/06/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
11/06/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
11/06/2018Astro SeminarApurva Oza [ + ]
11/07/2018Informal Astro TalkPaz Beniamini [ + ]
11/07/2018HEP SeminarIra Rothstein [ + ]
11/07/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
11/08/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumBob Austin [ + ]
11/09/2018ISCISC [ + ]
11/12/2018CCPP Brown BagNO CCPP BROWN BAG TODAY [ + ]
11/12/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
11/12/2018OtherJoshua Ruderman [ + ]
11/13/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
11/13/2018Astro SeminarTristan Smith [ + ]
11/13/2018Special SeminarMark Hertzberg [ + ]
11/14/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
11/14/2018HEP SeminarArvin Shahbazi-Moghaddam [ + ]
11/14/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
11/15/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumShmuel Rubinstein [ -- ]

Title: The Physics of Crushing and Smashing: Cascades and Cataclysmic Changes
Description: Many of the big problems we are facing involve far from equilibrium systems that entail a cataclysmic change. Climate, turbulence and earthquakes, developmental biology, aging death, and even evolution. These phenomena are rare (sometimes occurring only once) and are entirely irreversible. While understanding the physics of such irreversible processes is of both fundamental and practical importance, these problems also pose unique challenges. These challenges, as they manifest in turbulence, were beautifully portrayed by Richardson: “Big whirls have little whirls that feed on their velocity, and little whirls have lesser whirls and so on to viscosity” Lewis Fry Richardson (1922) In his short verse, Richardson captures the essence of the turbulent cascade—the conveyance of kinetic energy across scales that underlies the universal dynamics of turbulent flows. Indeed, such conveyance of important physical quantities (energy, stress, frustration and even information) down and up a vast range of scales underlines the dynamics of many systems. The same applies to how a multi-contact frictional interface will form and break or how correlated defect structures determine the strength of a space-rocket, how an intricate network of creases will form when we crumple a thin sheet or when soda can is smashed. The challenge in understanding these systems is in capturing the events as they occur, keeping up with the dynamics on all scales and at all times. Here, I will review our work on several key irreversible system and introduce the new tools we developed to address their unique evolution and discuss the interesting physics we learned. Specifically, I will discuss: turbulence in the collision of vortex rings, buckling, and failure. (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
11/16/2018Informal HEP TalkHongwan Liu [ + ]
11/16/2018NYU-CCA NYU-CCA [ + ]
11/16/2018Big Apple ColloquiumAmina Helmi [ + ]
11/16/2018ISCISC [ + ]
11/19/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
11/20/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
11/21/2018HEP Seminar [ + ]
11/27/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
11/27/2018Astro SeminarJo Dunkley [ + ]
11/28/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
11/28/2018HEP SeminarMikhail Shaposhnikov [ + ]
11/28/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
11/29/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumScott Tremaine [ + ]
11/30/2018NYU-CCANYU-CCA [ + ]
11/30/2018Special ColloquiumAndrea Maccio [ + ]
11/30/2018ISCISC [ + ]