Solar Convection

  • Speaker
  • Katepalli Sreenivasan, Ph.D.New York University
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Katepalli Sreenivasan will describe what is known about the convective phenomena in the sun using results from basic turbulence modeling, numerical simulations, as well as helioseismology. He will then focus on a few outstanding problems.



About the Speaker

Katepalli Sreenivasan is Executive Vice Provost for Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dean of the Tandon School of Engineering, the Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering),
and professor of physics (Faculty of Arts and Science) and mathematics (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) at New York University (NYU). Dr. Sreenivasan came to NYU from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy) where he was director, and the University of Maryland, where he was distinguished university professor and professor of physics and engineering, and director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology. Dr. Sreenivasan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Working closely with the senior leadership of NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi, he plays a significant role in the planning and development of NYU as a Global Network University. An active researcher, Dr. Sreenivasan’s research is in the areas of turbulence, complex fluids, cryogenic helium, and nonlinear dynamics.

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