520High Rayleigh number convection


24 January 2010 – 29 January 2010


Les Houches, France


Prof. Francesca Chilla
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Laboratoire de Physique
46 allée d’Italie
69007 Lyon

phone: +33-4-72728687
fax: +33-4-72728080 
email: fchilla@ens-lyon.fr


Prof. Detlef Lohse 
University of Twente
The Netherlands

Prof. Bernard Castaing
Laboratoire de Physique
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

The main aim of the workshop will be the presentation of the more recent advances on high Rayleigh convection associated with large space for discussions and collaborations between different communities. This High Rayleigh number Workshop is the 4th after Ilmenau (2000), Leiden (2003) and Trieste (2006).
The previous workshops always had an informal character with space for discussion and interaction and a lot of progress have followed in the years past the meetings. Another goal is to try with this workshop to put together some of the different communities interested in the subject.

Main topics:
  • thermal convection in rotating flows,
  • ultimate regime in Rayleigh Bénard convection
  • convection in non Boussinesq flows
  • low and high Prandtl number flow
  • convective mixing
  • large scale flow dynamics