July 5 - July 29, 2011
© Tuan Tran & Walter Goldburg, Nigel Goldenfeld and Gustavo Gioia
© Detlef Lohse
Scientific CoordinatorsMichael Brenner, Harvard
Anette (Peko) Hosoi, MIT
Dan Lathrop, U. of Maryland
Tom Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Shelley, Courant Institute
Site CoordinatorLeo 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
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)
Detlef Lohse (Twente)
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.
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.