Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics

Room 108 (first floor)

Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada - IMPA

Estrada Dona Castorina 110, Rio de Janeiro 22460-320 Brazil

Tel.: +55 21 2529 5070

Fax: +55 21 2529 5075


Brazilian Chapter of InterPore

The International Society for Porous Media

How to get to IMPA

Depinning asymptotics in ergodic media

Expositor: Sergey Tikhomirov - IMPA
Qui 08 set 2022, 13:30 - SALA 224 Seminário de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional

Resumo: We study speeds of fronts in bistable, spatially inhomogeneous media at parameter regimes where speeds approach zero. We provide a set of conceptual assumptions under which we can prove power-law asymptotics for the speed, with exponent depending a local dimension of the ergodic measure near extremal values. We also show that our conceptual assumptions are satisfied in a context of weak inhomogeneity of the medium and almost balanced kinetics.

The talk is based on a joint work with A. Scheel



Spontaneous stochasticity in experimental turbulence : from thermal noise to irreversibility

Expositor: Antoine Barlet - Universite Paris-Saclay & IMPA + CEA
Qui 01 set 2022, 13:30 - SALA 224 Seminário de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional

Resumo: This talk aims at introducing some general ideas to find experimental evidence of spontaneous stochasticity in turbulence.

Some recent theories reconsidered thermal noise when it comes to correctly modeling small scales of turbulence; noise that might also be at the origin of spontaneous stochasticity. The first part of this talk will be dedicated on introducing the experiment and discussing the use of hot-wires to try to observe those weakly energetic random fluctuations.

The study of relation between spontaneous stochasticity and irreversibility will be presented in a second part. We will be especially discussing the use of tools from differential geometry and phase transition theory to enlighten experimental data analysis.





Spontaneous Stochasticity in the Kraichnan Model of Turbulence

Expositor: André Luís Peixoto Considera - IMPA
Qui 18 ago 2022, 13:30 - SALA 224
Seminário de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional

Resumo: In this talk we discuss the Kraichnan model of passive scalar advection, which can be used to model turbulent dispersion of particles. We give a brief introduction of the main concepts related to the model and proceed to show how the phenomenon of spontaneous stochasticity takes place in the framework of Gaussian velocity (random) fields. Possible extension to non-Gaussian (intermittent) velocity fields are also discussed.



Wave-particle dynamics in hydrodynamic quantum analogues

Expositor: André Nachbin - IMPA
Qui 04 ago 2022, 13:30 - SALA 224
Seminário de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional

Resumo: The groundbreaking discovery by Yves Couder and Emmanuel Fort (Paris, 2005) led to many works on pilot-wave hydrodynamics. Pilot-wave hydrodynamics originates from bouncing droplets of silicon oil that can levitate over a vibrating bath of the same fluid and be self-propelled by the Faraday waves it generates. Following Couder and Fort, these walking droplets are viewed as a hydrodynamic quantum analogue (HQA) of a wave-particle system. We have deduced the first wave-droplet dynamical system which, through scientific computing, has revealed several new dynamical properties not imagined possible for a classical mechanical system. A series of new articles have originated recently from Nachbin (Chaos 2018) where it was shown for the first time that two oscillators can be correlated at a distance, without any explicit coupling between them. An overview of these recents results will be presented, including those of a recent Nature Comm. Physics paper (June 2022) where we show the cooperative tunneling of two particles.





The 5th-Interpore conference of the Brazilian chapter, will be held from 1 to 2 August 2022 in a fully virtual format with scientific program focusing on advances in the research, methods, and theory of Porous Media in close connection to the topics: Green World, Smart Materials, Oil Science and Synchrotron light, Biosciences, Biorenewables, Nanotechnology.





Ph.D. Student: José Manuel Escorcia Tafur

Thesis: Post-Blowup Dynamics for the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation

José Manuel has been working during his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Alexei A. Mailybaev.


Monday Nov. 29, 2021 12:30 PM (RJ)




of the course "An Introduction to Stochastic Differential Equations with applications to Fluid Dynamics" by Theodore Drivas and Simon Thalabard.

January-February 2019:

Mon, Wed, Fri 10-12 a.m. at room 345


Presentation slides

Workshop program

06/aug, 13:00, room 228: Group meeting: talks by Ciro Campolina and Vitor Sudbrack. 

Thesis Defense of Luis Fernando Lozano: "Diffusive effects in Riemann solutions for three phase flow in porous media". 
27/07/2018 - 13:30 at room 228.

Seminar (11/07): Marco Martins Afonso (Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto) "Renormalized transport of inertial particles", 11:00, room 228.

Seminar (26/06): Luis Fernando Lozano Guerrero (IMPA) "Estudo do efeito de difusão (simplificada) em sistemas não estritamente hiperbólicos de leis de conservação", 13:30 at room 347.

Seminar (06/06): Carlos Galeano-Ríos ( Math. Dept., University of Bath, England) "Ratcheting pairs of droplets", 11:00 at room 333.

Lectures at IMPA by Prof. Uriel Frisch, May 11-17.

Seminar (26/03): John Bush (MIT - Dep. of Mathematics) 
"Hydrodynamic quantum analogs", 11:00 at room 228.

The paper by Prof. Mailybaev showing that light stops at exceptional points is  featured in newspapers and science news articles: NewsweekThe Independent, Daily Mail,, ScienceAlert.
IMPA's press release (portuguese) may be read here.

Credit: pixabay

Group meeting: Hugo Saraiva, Turbulence reading course
- 20/fev, 10:30, room 224
- 06/feb, 10:30, room 224
- 30/jan, 10:30, room 224
- 23/jan, 10:30, room 224

Seminar: Vikas Krishnamurthy (UFPe), Complex analysis for compressible vortex dynamics (16/jan, 15:30, room 333)
Group meeting: Hugo Saraiva, Turbulence reading course (09/jan, 10:30, room 345)

(12/2017) Tribute to Clarice Lispector and Leopoldo Nachbin

Group meeting: Hugo Saraiva, Theory for Lattice-Boltzmann Method for two-phase flows - part 2 (07/dec, 13:30, room 333)

Group meeting: Hugo Saraiva, Theory for Lattice-Boltzmann Method for two-phase flows - part 1 (30/nov, 13:30, room 333)

(09/2017) Article about the career and life of professor Dan Marchesin, our Laboratory's Head and founder (English / Portuguese)

Videos: talks of the Workshop on Conservation Laws and Applications, celebrating the 70th birthday of Dan Marchesin

  70th birthday of Dan Marchesin

 Interview: O Globo (05/2017)

Seminar: Wanderson Lambert, Teoria matemática de fluxo bifásico em meios porosos com diversos componentes químicos (24/mar, 10:30, room 236)

Group meeting: Hugo Saraiva, Entropy (24/mar, 13:30, room 236)

Group meeting: Hugo Saraiva, Boltzmann equation (9/mar, 13:30, room 345)

 Interview for Galileu (03/2017).

Videos: IMPA-Bath Workshop in Mathematics


 Interview for Globo (02/2017)

Videos: Workshop on Turbulent Dissipation, Mixing and Predictability. January 9 - 13, 2017, IPAM, Los Angeles

Videos: 2nd IMPA-InterPore Conference on Porous Media