2008 Virtual Pressroom

A Splash of Red
A Splash of Red

The Division 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.

This page features stories and images related to the Division's 2008 Annual Meeting and other news related to fluid dynamics.

61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

November 23-25, 2008
San Antonio, Texas

The Meeting brought together researchers from across the globe to address some of the most important questions in modern astronomy, engineering, alternative energy, biology, and medicine.

News Releases

October 24, 2008
The Physics of Star-Forming Clouds, Spider Webs, Sand Dunes, Tears, Flames, and the Urban Environment
November 6, 2008
Jupiter's Shrinking Red Spot, Oil Spills, Spreading Germs, Flexible Flying Machines, and the Mysteries of Sand Ripples on Mars
November 13, 2008
Robotic Hummingbirds, Burrowing Clams, Embryonic Hearts, the Secrets of the Bat’s Flap, and a Dolphin Swimming Mystery Solved
November 23, 2008
The Physics of Golf Balls: New Research Aims to Help Golfers by Producing Better Balls that Fly Farther
November 25, 2008
The Physics of Explosives and Blast Helmets: New Research Aims to Better Protect Against Improvised Explosive Devices

Lay Language Papers

Lay-language papers are roughly 500-word summaries written by scientists about their own research. They are aimed at a general audience and posted with accompanying graphics and multimedia files. They serve as starting points for journalists who were interested in covering the meeting but could not attend in person.
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Image & Video Galleries

Every year, the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics hosts posters and videos that show stunning images, graphics and videos from either computational or experimental studies of flow phenomena. The most outstanding entries are selected by a panel of referees for artistic content and honored for their originality and ability to convey information.   

The 61st Annual Meeting Image Gallery highlighted a subset of submitted images and videos prior to the judging process.
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