The Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded in 2009 to Prof. Stéphan Fauve

The Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded in 2009 to Prof. Stéphan Fauve for his many contributions to nonlinear geosciences, mainly through elegant laboratory experiments with wide applications to turbulence (thermal convection, surface waves and wave turbulence, pattern dynamics) and his significant contribution to the recent spectacular results on processes related to the geodynamo. The latter results are a major experimental achievement in magnetohydrodynamics with important applications to geophysics.

Portfolio

  • numerical modeling of the VKS experiment (C. Gissinger)