One of the classical problems in fluid dynamics is Rayleigh-Bénard convection: A fluid heated from below and cooled from above.

In the last 15 years tremendous progress has been achieved on this problem, thanks to various experiments and large scale simulations These experiments included high Rayleigh number measurements, large and small Prandtl number measurements, measurements on the Reynolds number, flow visualizations, measurements on non-Boussinesq effects, and measurements with rough boundary conditions. The field has also spread out to related problems such as thermal convection with phase transitions and dispersed particles, drops and bubbles, and more geophysically inspired questions such as double diffusive convection, horizontal and vertical convection.

Following the workshops and conferences in Santa Barbara (2000), Ilmenau (2001), Leiden (2003), Trieste (2006), Les Houches (2010)Hong Kong (2012) and Göttingen (2015) the International Conference on Rayleigh-Bénard Turbulence will be hosted 14-18 May, 2018 at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. The purpose of this conference is to allow for an exchange of ideas on the recent developments in this field and to strengthen the collaborations among researchers working in related fields.

The organizing committee acknowledges the generous support of the J. M. Burgerscentrum.

Important dates

1 September 2017 Early registration open
1 September 2017 Abstract submission open
15 January 2018 Abstract submission closed
17 February 2018 Notification authors
1 March 2018 End early registration

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