Through a career spanning over 50 years of research in fluid mechanics, Prof. Emil J. Hopfinger has made inspiring and renewing contributions to the knowledge of geophysical and industrial flows. In parallel Emil Hopfinger has played a prominent role in the promotion and organization of the engineering community via his involvement in the American Physical Society (APS) in the US, the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) in Europe, and the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique (CoNRS) in France. He has also been active in the creation in Grenoble of the Laboratoire des Écoulements Géophysiques et Industriels (LEGI), which he headed for 5 years.
This three-day Colloquium aims at celebrating Emil Hopfinger's mileage of 50 years of continuing effort in science. It will consist of thematic sessions introduced by plenary survey talks of 40 minutes followed by a small number of regular talks of 20 minutes. The sessions are:
Stratified flows I Gravity currents
Stratified flows II Turbulence and mixing
Stratified flows III Waves
Rotating and turbulent flows
Atomization I Drops and bubbles in mixtures, sloshing and surfing
Atomization II From shear to filaments, drops and sprays
They will follow a half-day introductory session of reviews on Emil Hopfinger's career, together with Emil's own reminiscence of his career. Attendance for the introductory session is expected large, and smaller for the following sessions, of around 80 participants.
Bernard Castaing, ENS Lyon & LEGI Grenoble, France Jean-Marc Chomaz, LadHyX, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France Ross Griffiths, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia GertJan van Heijst, University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Juan Lasheras, University of California, San Diego, US Paul Linden, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK Emmanuel Villermaux, IRPHE, Marseille, France
Introductory reviews on Emil Hopfinger's career
GertJan van Heijst, President of EUROMECH Jacques Magnaudet, President of section 10 of the CoNRS Paul Linden, APS Fellow & Deputy Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics Gilbert Binder & Achim Wirth, first and present Directors of LEGI