Workshop description


This multi-disciplinary workshop, hosted at UC Santa Cruz, will bring together scientists from various fields that are interested in double-diffusive systems. Double-diffusive instabilities and double-diffusive mixing are clearly important in oceanography, astrophysics, planetary physics and other applications, whilst simultaneously demanding the development of fundamental theory in fluid mechanics and applied mathematics. We will consider all possible regimes of double-diffusive instability, including the "fingering" case (often referred to as "thermohaline convection" in astrophysics), in the "diffusive" case (equivalently "semi-convection"), magnetic double-diffusive instabilities, GSF instabilities, etc..


Invited speakers


Pascale Garaud (UCSC), David Hughes (U. Leeds), Herbert Huppert (U. Cambridge), Michael Proctor (U. Cambridge), Eckart Meiburg (UCSB), Bill Merryfield (CCCMA), Timour Radko (NPS Monterey), Barry Ruddick (U. Dalhousie), Ray Schmitt (WHOI), Stephan Stellmach (U. Muenster), Mary-Louise Timmermans (Yale), George Veronis (Yale, TBC), Matthew Wells (U. Toronto).


Scientific Organising Committee


Pascale Garaud, Professor in Applied Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz

Neil Balfmorth, Professor in Applied Mathematics, UBC Vancouver

Nic Brummell, Professor in Applied Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz

Timour Radko, Professor of Physical Oceanography, NPS Monterrey

Raymond Schmitt, Senior Scientist in Physical Oceanography, WHOI, Woods Hole.


Local Organising Committee


Pascale Garaud (general questions)

Toby Wood (accomodation questions)

Nic Brummell (travel questions)