Nonlinear Laboratory

Our Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory is
dedicated to studying turbulence using both novel experiments and theory.  Our focus is on how turubulence 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 Chaotic Electronics - Circuit

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

Donald Martin

Donald Martin
Senior Technician

Nolan Ballew

Nolan Ballew
Senior Technician

Sonali Shukla

Sonali Shukla
Research Associate

Barbara Brawn-Cinani

Barbara Brawn-Cinani
Faculty Research Assistant

Doug Stone

Doug Stone
Post-Doc

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams
Graduate Student

Chris Boughter

Chris Boughter
Undergraduate Student

Christine Liu

Christine Liu
Undergraduate Student

Qin Liu

Qin Liu
Graduate Student

David Meichle

David Meichle
Graduate Student

Freja Nordsiek

Freja Nordsiek
Graduate Student

Extended Lab

Lab News

Dan Lathrop gave the AGU December 2013 Lorenz lecture.

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

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

Dan Lathrop has been awarded the 2012 Stanley Coorsin Award.