Christophe Gissinger
Associate professor at Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS Paris)
Physics Review Fluids - News
Instabilities of MHD flows driven by traveling magnetic fields Pump

A numerical study shows that an electrically conducting fluid driven by a traveling magnetic field always exhibits a Joule dissipation larger than the viscous one. This surprising result suggests the existence of an upper bound for the efficiency of electromagnetic pumps, which can’t exceed 50%. K.S. Reddy, C. Gissinger, S. Fauve

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SFP-Société Francaise de Physique
Un nouveau scenario pour les dynamos stellaires ? dipole

La Terre possède un champ magnétique, et heureusement ! Celui-ci agit en effet comme un bouclier qui nous protège d’un bombardement constant par les particules de vent solaire. Mais elle n’est pas le seul corps céleste dans ce cas : le Soleil possède également son propre champ magnétique, tout comme de nombreuses planètes, étoiles et galaxies. L’origine et la persistance de ces champs magnétiques astrophysiques posent encore beaucoup de questions fondamentales [...]

GAFD Meeting 2018
Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at the Lab dipole

The 2018 GAFD meeting will take place in Paris, at the Department of Physics of Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) on June 29, 2018. This GADF meeting is devoted to the presentation of laboratory experiments that successfully model fluid dynamical phenomena that occur at the scale of geophysical or astrophysical flows. Another session on similar topics will take place next fall..

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DFD 2018
Atlanta, GA, USA, 18-20 November 2018 dipole

The 71st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on November 18-20, 2018. The DFD annual meeting is one of the largest conferences in fluid dynamics, with 3000 or more attendees expected from around the world. The objective is to promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all areas of fluid dynamics.

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EGU meeting
Vienna Austria, 7-12 April 2019 dipole

The EGU General Assembly 2019 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.

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March Meeting
Boston MA,March 4-8, 2019 dipole

The meeting will bring together physicists, scientists, and students from all over the world to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs.

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Washington DC, USA, 10-14 December 2018 dipole

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places […]

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Physics Viewpoint
How to fracture a fluid dipole

High-speed imaging shows that fluids can break like brittle glass under the right conditions. Jay Fineberg, Physics 9, 95 (2016)

Physics Nobel prize 2017
3 october 2017 dipole

A little over two years after the first direct detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Nobel Prize committee has awarded the 2017 physics prize to three leaders of the decades-long project "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.

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