Physical Mathematics Laboratory

Our research interests are in gasdynamics, shock and detonation waves, fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves. We use mathematical and computational tools to understand the physics of the phenomena of interest. The underlying models are typically described by hyperbolic systems of PDE. Recently, we have also started experiments in our Physical Mathematics Laboratory. These are mostly fluid dynamics experiments, in particular, on Faraday instability and shallow-water flows with hydraulic jumps.

Ongoing projects include:

Our group has a 512 core cluster based on AMD's latest processors.

The Physical Mathematics Laboratory is equiped with Phantom V310 and V1610 high-speed cameras from Vision Research and a 2D PIV system by LaVision. These are used in visualization of water wave propagation, bouncing drop experiments, etc.