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MIT to host American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting

A record number of presenters from the international community will convene for the 68th annual Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Nov. 22-24.
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Water drops ejected from the surface of a Tibetan singing bowl.
Water drops ejected from the surface of a Tibetan singing bowl.
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On Nov. 22-24, MIT is hosting the 68th annual American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The event, chaired by MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering professors Triantaphyllos Akylas and Thomas Peacock, marks the first time in almost 50 years that the meeting is being held in Boston. It is the largest and most prominent meeting of the international fluid dynamics community.

A fundamental aspect of engineering science, fluid dynamics includes a broad range of scientific disciplines and has many applications, including acoustics, biology, microfluidics, cooling, wave dynamics, surface interaction, combustion, wind energy, turbulence, rheology, and more.

This year, a record-breaking 3,500 attendees will present new research, and approximately 40 lectures will occur concurrently throughout the event. Several accompanying mini-events will also take place during the meeting, including networking lunches, workshops, and award ceremonies.

The Gallery of Fluid Motion, another highlight of the meeting, will provide an opportunity for scientists to display their latest eye-catching images and videos of striking fluid flow phenomena.

In addition to several MIT faculty members who are leading the organization of the event, faculty from nine other regional universities are also helping to orchestrate the meeting, which will kick off with a reception on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Anyone interested in attending can register at

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