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Aeronautics and Astronautics seminars


The Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group and Astronautics group host a weekly seminar series during term time (2 weeks for AFM. Astro every third week) with a wide range of internal and external, UK and overseas speakers.   Everyone is welcome!

All talks begin at 16:15 in 176/1107 Next to the lowest floor computer room). Tea and Coffee will be available.

Questions/comments can be directed to Davide Lasagna, 13/5083, (tel: +44(0)23 8059 4907, internal: 24907). 

The timetable for this semester is shown below:





02 October 2019

Dr Edward Smith – Brunel University

A molecular simulation of turbulent minimal channel flow

09 October 2019

Prof Colm-Cille Caulfield – University of Cambridge

Closing the loop: Adjoint-based methods for flow stability, control and mixing

16 October 2019

Dr Matt Coates – Protolaunch/Cambridge Spaceflight Society TBC

23 October 2019

Dr Miguel Alfonso Mendez – Von Karman Institute for Fluid Mechanics Generalized and Multiscale Modal Decompositions for Fluid Dynamics

30 October 2019

Prof Jerry Westerweel – TU Delft

Fluid Mechanics of Rowing & Swimming

06 November 2019

Dr Jan Thoemel – University of Luxembourg


13 November 2019

Prof Steve Tobias – University of Leeds

Generalising the Quasilinear Approximation. Can we get a Statistical Theory for
Turbulence and Mean Flows?

20 November 2019

Dr Warren Smith – University of Birmingham

Oscillations of drops and bubbles

27 November 2019

Dr Andy Killey – Airbus D&S


04 December 2019

Dr Tamas Józsa – University of Oxford

Analytical and numerical investigations on active and passive flow controls

11 December 2019

Prof Robert Martinuzzi – University of Calgary

Modification of bluff body wake dynamics using Zero-Net-Mass-Flux Actuation

18 December 2019

Dr Guillermo Gonzalez – ESA

Europe's new crewed & robotic space exploration programme

Talks begin at 16.15, in the room indicated. Comments can be sent to Charlie Ryan (Astro),, or Davide Lasagna (Aero),


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