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Johannes M. Burgers was born and educated in the Netherlands. He joined the UMD faculty in 1955. Burgers’ research led him to become a leading authority on fluid dynamics.

The Burgers Program, named for Johannes M. Burger, was inaugurated on November 18, 2004 with the first of its annual Burgers Symposia. 

Faculty members in the Burgers Program study a broad range of fluid dynamics, from nanoscales to geophysical scales, in simple and complex fluids.

Burgers program faculty hail from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Each fall, we host the Burgers Sympsosium. In 2020, we will host the 17th annual event.

The Burgers Symposium includes the annual Burgers Lecture, additional speaker lectures and a poster session.

Nearly every summer, we host a summer school on a topic related to fluid dynamics.

Topics have included turbulence, granular flows, geoscience, nonlinear waves, and multiphase flow and thermal transport.

Meet the Faculty