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Christopher Jarzynski
Christopher Jarzynski

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Twelfth Burgers Symposium on Nov. 18th

November 18, 2015. Jim Wallace, Chair of the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, invites you to the 2015 Burgers Symposium on Wednesday, November 18th, in the Kay Boardrooms (1107 & 1111) of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the annual Burgers Lecture, which will be given by Juergen Kurths, Humboldt University of Berlin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. There will also be lectures by Luca Moriconi, Department of Physics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Anya Jones, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland; and Stefan Hickel, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The event will feature a poster session with prizes awarded to the best poster in each category. For details, visit the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics website.

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