11–13 May 2016, Grenoble, France

The EJH Colloquium

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:

  • Environmental flows
    • Stratified flows I Gravity currents
    • Stratified flows II Turbulence and mixing
    • Stratified flows III Waves
    • Convective flows
    • Rotating and turbulent flows
    • Vortex dynamics
  • Industrial flows
    • Turbulence
    • 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.

Invited speakers

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


Abstract submission and registration

Abstract submission is now closed.

There are no fees to attend the meeting, which includes lunches and coffee breaks. Registration is now closed.

A dinner will be held on Thursday evening in a scenic Grenoble location for the payment of an additional fee.


LEGI, Grenoble, France

Organizing Committee

  • Jan-Bert Flór
  • Bruno Voisin
  • Achim Wirth

Administrative assistant

  • Julie Germinario
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