Invited Speakers

Dwight Barkley

Dwight Barkley is a professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He held postdoctoral positions at Caltech, Princeton, and ENS Lyon. He obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research lies at the interface of high-performance computation, pattern formation and nonlinear phenomena. In 2005 he was awarded the SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize. He is a Fellow of APS, SIAM, and the IMA.

Edgar Knobloch

UC Berkeley, US

Title: Instability-driven turbulence

Edgar Knobloch is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a BA degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and his PhD degree in astronomy from Harvard University. He is a nonlinear dynamicist interested in fluid dynamics and pattern formation. In recent years he has focused in geophysical flows, materials science, and reaction-diffusion systems, with a particular interest in spatially localized structures. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Laurette Tuckerman

Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes, CNRS, ESPCI Paris, France

Title: Couette-Taylor flow: history of a paradigm

Laurette Tuckerman is a senior researcher at PMMH (Physique et Mecanique des Milieux Heterogenes), an institute affiliated with the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), ESPCI and Sorbonne University. Prior to this, she was at the University of Texas at Austin and she obtained her bachelors and PhD degrees from Princeton and MIT. She studies hydrodynamic instabilities (such as those in Couette flows, thermal convection, and Faraday waves) using the methods of computational fluid dynamics and of bifurcation theory. She also studies the laminar-turbulent patterns which occur during transition to turbulence in wall-bounded shear flows. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of Euromech. Laurette Tuckerman began her scientific career by studying spherical Couette flow, but eventually branched out to cylindrical (Taylor) and plane Couette flows. She has been attending the ICTW for 40(!) years.