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How shallow breaking waves lose energy

A few weeks ago my paper, Inertial energy dissipation in shallow-water breaking waves, was published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. It’s about how solitary waves (that is, individual waves not part of a larger wavetrain) approach a beach with … Continue reading

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Turbulent bubbly breakups

Recently I contributed to a new study from the Deike research lab at Princeton with lead author Daniel Ruth, published  in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, about how bubbles break up in turbulent flow, particularly with regard to air … Continue reading

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Facets and singularities

In recent months, in the conclusion of my research at Caltech, two papers have made it into the world. Although they’re pretty heavy on the maths and don’t feature very many illustrative figures, they both make a simple point: with … Continue reading

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The choice of magnetic fields in MHD implosions: Maximizing stabilization while retaining symmetry

Recently Physical Review Fluids published our paper Magnetohydrodynamic implosion symmetry and suppression of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in an octahedrally symmetric field, which looks at our previous result that the RM instability can be suppressed in converging MHD flows (e.g. implosions) by … Continue reading

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