Newswise — SEATTLE, November 21, 2019 -- Press conferences for the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle will be held Monday, Nov. 25, in the Room 214 at the Washington State Convention Center.
The morning and afternoon press conferences will focus on research into how flow control is making some MLB pitchers nearly unhittable, predicting tornado formation from the sounds that storms make and teaching fluid mechanics through dance, as well as other discoveries in fluid dynamics.
SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES FOR NOV. 25 (Note: All press conference times are in Pacific Time.)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PT
- Philip Marcus (UC Berkeley) - Reports of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Demise Greatly Exaggerated (Session: "The Shedding of Jupiter’s Red Flakes Does Not Mean It Is Dying," 1:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Room 304)
- Barton Smith (Utah State University) - Not All Changeups Are Created Equal; Seam Shifted Wake Baffles Hitters (Session: "The Baseball Seam: Clever and Capable Passive Flow Control," 9:31 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Room 608)
- Hungtang Ko (Georgia Institute of Technology) - Fire Ants’ Raft Building Skills React as Fluid Forces Change (Session: "Shrinking spinning fire ant rafts,” 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Room 613)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT
- Lakshmana Chandrala (Johns Hopkins University) - Chemical Herders Could Impact Oil Spill Cleanup (Session: "Effect of chemical herders on wave breaking," 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Room 2A)
- Brian Elbing (Oklahoma State University) - Low-Frequency Sound May Predict Tornado Formation (Session: “Potential Fluid Mechanisms for Low Frequency Sound from Tornadoes,” 3:31 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Room 6B)
- Fan Kiat Chan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) - Harvesting Fog Can Provide Fresh Water in Desert Regions (Session: “Surface morphology and flow dynamics for fog harvesting,” 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Room 612)
- Jinglin Huang (Caltech) - Heating Techniques Could Improve Treatment of Macular Degeneration (Session: “Thermal Effects on Fluid Mixing in the Eye,” 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, Room 612)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT
- Yonatan Tekleab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - Injection of Magnetizable Fluid Could Extend Trauma Patients’ Survival Time (Session: “A Magnetorheological Hemostatic Agent,” 5:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Room 612)
- Jesse Capecelatro (University of Michigan) - Fluid Dynamics Taught Through Dance (Session: “Conveying principles of fluid mechanics... through dance,” 8:39 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Room 611)
- Nicholas Hebdon (University of Utah) - Fossils Reveal Swimming Patterns of Long Extinct Cephalopod (Session: “CFD Time Machine: Using CFD to Understand the History of Long Extinct Swimmers,” 3:41 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Room 6C)
----------------------- MORE MEETING INFORMATION -----------------------
Main meeting website: https://www.apsdfd2019.org/
Meeting technical program: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD19/Content/3770 I
nvited talks: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD19/APS_Invited
Hotel information: https://www.apsdfd2019.org/hotels
GALLERY OF FLUID DYNAMICS
At the Annual Meeting, The Gallery of Fluid Motion will consist of posters and videos submitted by attendees illustrating the science and beauty of fluid motion. More information can be found here: https://www.apsdfd2019.org/gallery-of-fluid-motion
We will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact [email protected]. We can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips or background information.
LIVE MEDIA WEBCAST
A press briefing featuring a selection of newsworthy research will be webcast live from the conference Monday, Nov. 25. Times and topics to be announced. Members of the media should register in advance at https://webcast.apswebcasting.com/go/aps-nov25-19.
The Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, established in 1947, exists for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the physics of fluids with special emphasis on the dynamical theories of the liquid, plastic and gaseous states of matter under all conditions of temperature and pressure. For more information about DFD, visit https://www.aps.org/units/dfd/.
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