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2022 Gallery of Fluid Motion Winners Announced

November 22, 2022

American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics honors eye-catching research on the physics of fluids in annual visual arts competition

The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics has announced the winning videos and posters of the 2022 Gallery of Fluid Motion.

Each year, attendees of the Division’s annual meeting submit videos and posters to the annual competition that demonstrate the beauty of fluids and tackle the scientific questions behind them. A panel of judges evaluates the submissions on their scientific and aesthetic merits as well as originality.

This year, the judges evaluated 115 entries — 82 videos and 33 posters — on topics ranging from the maneuvers of Olympic sailboats to design flaws of fictional vehicles featured in the “Star Wars” movies and selected 12 winners. The top three winners in both categories have received the designation of Milton Van Dyke award winners, named after the fluid dynamicist who published the 1982 book “An Album of Fluid Motion,” an inspiring collection of photographs showing the beauty of various fluid flows, and a cash prize.

All winners are invited to submit a paper about their awarded work for a special collection to be published next year in Physical Review Fluids. Last year’s collection is available on the journal’s 2021 Gallery of Fluid Motion page.

In addition to the winners listed below, all video and poster submissions are available to view on the Gallery of Fluid Motion homepage.

Milton Van Dyke Award video winners

Simulation of an RCCI Engine Using the Pele Suite of Exascale Codes”Nicholas Wimer et al.

Run, Faraday, Run”Jian Hui Guan et al.

Message in a Bottle - First Bubble High-Speed Imaging”Hans Mayer et al.

Milton Van Dyke Award poster winners

Mushroom Vortex Street”Meng Shi et al.

Sculpting the Sphinx”Samuel Boury et al.

Multiple Vortex Tornadoes in a Bucket”Giuseppe Di Labbio et al.

Other Gallery of Fluid Motion winners

Thin Film Flow Between Fibers: Inertial Sheets and Liquid Bridge Patterns”Chase Gabbard et al.

A Mandelbrot Granular Raft”Bavand Keshavarz et al.

Turbulence Through Sustained Vortex Ring Collisions”Takumi Matsuzawa et al.

Direct Numerical Simulation of a Micro-Ramp in a High-Reynolds Number Supersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer”Francesco Salvadore et al.

Reconfiguring It Out: How Flexible Structures Interact With Fluid Flows”Mrudhula Baskaran et al.

Self Inducing Subharmonic Waves”Debashis Panda et al.

All videos and posters are available on the Gallery of Fluid Motion website and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. News media may use the videos and posters with credit to the author(s) and a link back to the individual entry page.

About the Division of Fluid Dynamics

Established in 1947, the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 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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