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.
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.