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July 5 - July 29, 2011


© Tuan Tran & Walter Goldburg, Nigel Goldenfeld and Gustavo Gioia

© Detlef Lohse

Scientific Coordinators

Michael Brenner, Harvard
Anette (Peko) Hosoi, MIT
Dan Lathrop, U. of Maryland
Tom Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Shelley, Courant Institute

Site Coordinator

Leo Radzihovsky, University of Colorado

Hydrodynamic phenomena play critical roles in condensed matter physics, from the motion of vortices in superfluids to the statistical properties of turbulent fluids, to the complex ways in which biological systems use and manipulate fluids. Hydrodynamic theories are applied well beyond the fluid mechanical origins where they were originally developed and now are quantitatively applied to active systems of all types. This school will provide the scientific underpinnings of modern applications of hydrodynamics. The school will be divided into four weeks.

Week 1: Introduction and foundations
Week 2: Turbulence
Week 3: Active Matter
Week 4: Biological Fluid Mechanics

Schedule: Detailed / Overview * Webcasts * Reading Material * Lecture Notes

School Roster * Contributed Talks / Posters * School Photo / Group Photos * Candid Photos

Boulder Survival FAQ * School Poster * Tee-Shirts

Public Lectures

Lectures in Duane Physics, G1B20

Michael P. Brenner, Harvard University
Science & Cooking
Thursday, July 7th, 7pm

Peko Hosoi, MIT
From Razor Clams to Robots:
Drawing Engineering Inspiration from Natural Systems

Thursday, July 21st, 7pm


Expected lecturers and seminar speakers

Michael Brenner (Harvard)
Bruno Eckhardt (Marburg)
Lisa Fauci (Tulane)
Nigel Goldenfeld (UIUC)
Daniel Goldman (Georgia Tech)
Jerry Gollub (Haverford College)
Peko Hosoi (MIT)
Heinrich Jaeger (Chicago)
JF Joanny (Curie)
Dan Lathrop (Maryland)

Detlef Lohse (Twente)
Peter Palffy-Muhoray
(Kent State)
David Quere
Ayusman Sen
(Penn State)
Mike Shelley (NYU)
Kate Stebe
Laurette Tuckerman (ESPCI)
Greg Voth (Wesleyan)

For information about applications, travel, student support, facilities, and general background of the Boulder school, please see the Boulder School general site.

Questions about the scientific program can be sent to the organizers.

Questions about local organization logistics, housing, etc. can be sent to the site coordinator.
First however, PLEASE READ the general information available on the web page Boulder Survival FAQ.

The Boulder Summer School in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics has been established to provide education for advanced graduate students and postdocs working in condensed matter physics, materials science and related fields. The goal is to enable students to work at the frontiers of science and technology by providing expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship.

The School is supported by the National Science Foundation, with additional funding provided by the University of Colorado, and meets annually during July in Boulder, Colorado.