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Hassan Aref, Virginia Tech & DTU, Denmark

The Three-Vortex Problem

Abstract:The three-vortex problem has a long and colorful history. As an integrable three-body problem it is of intrinsic interest. Its most recent generalization to three vortices in a periodic domain has opened up entirely new vistas and application areas, including so-called 'exotic wakes'. The seminar will survey the three-vortex problem, starting with Gröbli's thesis of 1877 and ending with recent work and applications.

TUESDAY, March 17, 2009
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Location:DH A310