The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics takes place from November 22-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This is the largest scientific meeting of the year devoted to the dynamics of fluid flows, and it brings together researchers from around the globe to present work with applications in engineering, energy, physics, astronomy, medicine, and mathematics.
Reporters are invited to attend the conference free of charge. The Division of Fluid Dynamics is also creating a Virtual Press Room that will serve as starting points for journalists who cannot attend in person. Registration instructions and other information may be found at the end of this news release.BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS OF SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/1112233) WHY DO ELEPHANTS FLAP THEIR EARS?
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/1107065) THE PHYSICS OF WILDFIRES
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/1107266) AERODYNAMICS OF REED INSTRUMENTS
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/1115727) MAGNETIC DRUGS
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/1121988) A NEW, GROOVED, GOLF BALL
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/1114819) DWARF SEAHORSE ATTACK
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/11158011) A COMPUTATIONAL ESTUARY
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/11116912) RED BLOOD CELLS SLIP AND SLIDE
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/11221313) SORTING WITH BUBBLES
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/11060014) CRATER FORMATION
http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD09/Event/112251MORE MEETING INFORMATION
Currently, the Division of Fluid Dynamics Virtual Press Room contains information related to the 2008 meeting. In mid-November, the Virtual Press Room will be updated for this year's meeting, and another news release will be sent out at that time.ONSITE WORKSPACE FOR REPORTERS
This year, selected entries from the 27th Annual Gallery of Fluid Motion will be hosted as part of the Fluid Dynamics Virtual Press Room. In mid-November, when the Virtual Press Room is launched, another announcement will be sent out.ABOUT THE APS DIVISION OF FLUID DYNAMICS
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