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.

To register via email and watch live online, please visit this page. Videos of sessions are available by request to the media line ([email protected]) after Nov. 26.

SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES FOR NOV. 25 (Note: All press conference times are in Pacific Time.)


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PT


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT


1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT


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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: 


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. 


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


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


The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. For more information about APS, visit