July 8-11, 2013: BIFD2013: Instabilities and Bifurcations in Fluid Mechanics 2013 (Haifa, Israel)

Dear Colleague

The Fifth International Symposium “Instabilities and Bifurcations in Fluid Mechanics” will be held on July 8-11, 2013 at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Traditional topics, detailed in the Scope of Symposium, are instabilities and bifurcations in shear, rotating and convective flows; experimental, theoretical and numerical methods for studying instabilities and bifurcations; bifurcations and instabilities in various technological applications. Attached please find the scope of the symposium.

More information is available on the symposium web site http://BIFD2013/technion.ac.il

We invite you to submit your original contribution and to attend this symposium. Abstracts of up to 500 words on any of the topics covered by the symposium should be submitted by January 15, 2013.

The abstracts should be sent to the symposium organizers by e-mail bifd2013(@)technion.ac.il . Should you prefer to schedule your talk with one of the special sessions listed below, please send your abstract directly to the session organizer/s with a copy to the symposium organizers at bifd2013(@)technion.ac.il and state your preference explicitly in the body of your email message.

Further details about the conference are given below.

Invited speakers (with tentative titles of their lectures):

Professor Gustav Amber, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
“Surface tension driven instabilities and bifurcations”

Professor Jose Eduardo Wesfreid, PMMH, ESPCI, Paris, France
“Transient states in the transition to turbulence in channels”

Professor Roger Ohayon, CNAM, LMSSC, Paris, France: TBA

Special sessions

Instabilities in films and drops. Organizer Alex Oron, Technion, Israel

Instabilities in biofluid flows. Organizer Pinhas Bar-Yoseph, Technion, Israel

Bifurcation and instabilities in technological applications. Organizer Alexander Gelfgat, Tel Aviv Univ, Israel

Magnetohydrodynamic instabilities. Organizer Oleg Zikanov, University of Michigan, USA

Instabilities in geophysical flows. Organizer Nili Harnik, Tel Aviv Univ, Israel

Localised states in fluids. Organizer Isabel Mercader, UPC, Spain

Subcritical transition in shear flows. Organizers Alessandro Bottaro, Univ of Genova, Italy and Yohann Duguet, LIMSI, France

Instabilities in astrophysical flows. Organizer Michael Mond, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Computational methods for bifurcation and instability analysis. Organizers Henk Dijkstra (Univ of Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Fred Wubs (Univ of Groningen, The Netherlands).
Fluid-Structure Interaction. Organizers Oded Gottlieb (Technion, Israel) and Andrei Metrikine (TU- Delft, The Netherlands).
Colleagues who are willing to organize other special sessions in their field of expertise are welcome to contact one of co-chairpersons or just write us via the conference e-mail address.

Venue, accommodation and registration

The symposium will take place at the Technion (Haifa, Israel) campus. Details can be found at http://www.technion.ac.il. Limited accommodation is available on campus, a short walk from the venue for the meeting.

Prof. Pinhas Z. Bar-Yoseph (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; e-mail: merbygr(@)technion.ac.il)
Prof. Morten Brøns (Technical University of Denmark; e-mail: M.Brons(@)mat.dtu.dk)
Prof. Alexander Gelfgat (Tel Aviv University; e-mail: gelfgat(@)eng.tau.ac.il)
Prof. Alexander Oron (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; e-mail: meroron(@)technion.ac.il)

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