Centennial Fluid Mechanics, October 18th
18 October 2018 08:30 - By: Helma Duijndam
We would like to extend a warm welcome to you for the 100th anniversary of fluid mechanics on Thursday, October 18 in the Aero- and Hydrodynamics Laboratory. This year marks 100 years since professor J.M. Burgers was the first professor in the Netherlands to be appointed in the field of fluid mechanics at the Delft University of Technology. As a result of his appointment, 1918 is considered the beginning of modern research in fluid mechanics in the Netherlands. It also lay the foundation for research and academic training in a field that is extremely important to the Netherlands: understanding currents in rivers, making windmills and wind turbines more efficient, improving ships’ hulls and propellers, understanding the flow of blood, improving the aerodynamics of aeroplanes, dispersing air pollution in cities, the development of dredging techniques, the flow of gases and liquids in pipes, ducts and industrial installations, the extraction of oil and gas, and many other areas of application.
Everyone is more than welcome. Join us and listen to keynote speaker professor Beverley McKeon from Caltech, enjoy Bas Haring’s dynamic lecture, learn more about science communication in the field of fluid mechanics with Nicole Sharp, and enhance your knowledge about fluid mechanics during the various presentations by our own experts and those from other universities of technology. Participation is free, but you are obliged to register.
For more information about the programme and registration, click here.
Deadline registration: October 5 2018
Jerry Westerweel, professor of fluid mechanics, is organising this symposium with his research team in close collaboration with the JM Burgerscentrum.