Researchers to share new work on physics of fluids at virtual conference

Annual meeting covers the latest findings on indoor COVID-19 transmission, designing better masks, wind energy, dolphin hormones, mosquito-borne diseases, and beyond.

VIRTUAL MEETING (CST), November 22, 2020 — The 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics will be held online beginning Sunday, November 22.

Nearly 3,000 scientists are expected to attend the three-day virtual event. They will present and discuss a wide range of topics, including wind energy, fluid mechanics of infectious disease, kitchen flows, and how bacteria “feel” their environment.

The 39th Annual Gallery of Fluid Motion will be held as part of the meeting, illustrating the science–and very often also the beauty–of fluid motion. The Gallery offers a series of high-resolution videos and posters that can be watched or viewed throughout the conference with an active text-based Q&A chat box.

Members of the media are invited to explore 251 sessions, invited and award talks, and mini-symposia. Please consult the scientific program for the most up-to-date schedule. Please note that all session times are Central Standard Time.



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The Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, established in 1947, exists for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the physics of fluids with special emphasis on the dynamical theories of the liquid, plastic, and gaseous states of matter under all conditions of temperature and pressure.


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