Abstract:   The Boussinesq equations have long served as a model for understanding turbulent heat transport. In this talk the motivation behind the equations as well as some recent results with regards to the asymptotic scaling of heat transport will be discussed. Some numerical methods for computing stationary solutions to the equations will also be mentioned. This talk should be accessible to all math graduate students. 

Speaker:  Andre Souza
Institution:  University of Michigan

Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 
Location:  4088 East Hall (3:10 PM to 4:00 PM)