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Vortex Dynamics in Two-Dimensional Bose-Einstein Condensates

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posted on 05.04.2019, 04:14 by Andrew James Groszek
Fluid turbulence remains an open problem in contemporary physics. In gases or liquids encountered in daily life, turbulence is comprised of swirling vortices of varying sizes, shapes and strengths. The impossibility of making detailed predictions of turbulent flows comes, in part, from the complicated nature of these vortices. Turbulence in quantum mechanical superfluids, on the other hand, is comparatively simple. When stirred, a superfluid produces well-defined, discretised vortex lines, and hence turbulence in these fluids is much more straightforward to interpret. As such, there is hope that the study of vortices in superfluids may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of turbulence.

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Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Tapio Petteri Simula

Additional supervisor 1

David M. Paganin

Additional supervisor 2

Kristian Helmerson

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Physics and Astronomy

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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