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

Daniel Serrano

Daniel Serrano
Research Associate

Itamar Shani

Itamar Shani
Post-Doc

Doug Stone

Doug Stone
Post-Doc

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams
Graduate Student

Peter Megson

Peter Megson
Graduate Student

Rubén Rojas

Rubén Rojas
Graduate Student

Minh Doan

Minh Doan
Post-Bac Researcher

Landry Horimbere

Landry Horimbere
Undergraduate Student

Mara Mishner

Mara Mishner
Undergraduate Student

Vibbhav Mittal

Vibbhav Mittal
Undergraduate Student

Extended Lab

Lab News

David Meichle and Freja Nordsiek successfully defended their PhD theses in 2015

Dan Lathrop was interviewed for a Voice of America feature video and a BBC Radio feature in relation to our 3-meter geodynamo experiment.

Article in The Washington Post about effect of sequester on university research.

The 3 Meter Dynamo Experiment was featured in Discovery Canada: Daily Planet.

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