DPL

Nonlinear Laboratory

Our Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory is dedicated to studying turbulence using both novel experiments and theory.  Our focus is on how turbulence is modified by rotation, magnetic fields, and quantum effects.  As turbulence occurs across nature (in planets, in stars, in galaxies and in theories of the vacuum), our work has extemely broad implications.

 

 

Quantum Turbulence - quantized vortex MHD Turbulence -Three Meeter Rotating Turbulence - Fluorescine Granular Electrification - Particles

Spotlight

After obtaining significant new scientific results with water, the 3 Meter Experiment was successfully filled with sodium. We are currently looking for a self-sustained dynamo and other MHD effects.

Daniel Lathrop

Daniel Lathrop
Professor

Nolan Ballew

Nolan Ballew
Senior Technician

Donald Martin

Donald Martin
Senior Technician

Daniel Serrano

Daniel Serrano
Faculty Specialist

Itamar Shani

Itamar Shani
Post-Doc

Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett
Graduate Student

Landry Horimbere

Landry Horimbere
Graduate Student

Artur Perevalov

Artur Perevalov
Graduate Student

Rubén Rojas

Rubén Rojas
Graduate Student

William Fines-Kested

William Fines-Kested
Undergraduate Student

Tommy García

Tommy García
Undergraduate Student

Francisco Matos

Francisco Matos
Undergraduate Student

Liam Shaughnessy

Liam Shaughnessy
Undergraduate Student

Helena Yoest

Helena Yoest
Undergraduate Student

Elliot Kienzle

Elliot Kienzle
High School Researcher

Jorge Ramírez

Jorge Ramírez
High School Researcher

Extended Lab

Lab News

Our 3-meter geodynamo experiment was featured in a Veritasium episode. Check it out here.

Our 3-meter geodynamo experiment was mentioned in a National Geographic article that talks about the Earth's magnetic field.

Dan Lathrop was interviewed for a NHK TV show in relation to our 3-meter geodynamo experiment.

Matthew Adams successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2016

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