Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
(Use the Heading 3, not boldface, setting for the line with your name on it.)

Farid Ait Chaalal
is a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in the climate dynamics group and is
interested in large scale atmospheric dynamics.

Nikos Bakas

is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Athens, Greece. He works on the self-organization of turbulence into zonal jets and coherent structures and on several aspects of the dynamics of internal gravity waves.

Joseph Barranco

is an associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at San Francisco State University. His research interests include astrophysical & geophysical fluid dynamics, especially applied to dynamics in protoplanetary disks and the formation of planets.

Christian Beck

is a member of the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. His research interests include nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, turbulence modelling (in particular Lagrangian turbulence and quantum turbulence) as well as axionic dark matter physics.

Stanislav Boldyrev

is a member of the Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison. He works in plasma and fluid dynamics, including waves and instabilities, turbulence and magnetic dynamo action, with applications to astrophysical and space plasmas.

Pierre-Henri Chavanis

is a CNRS researcher at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de Toulouse (LPT) in France. He works on the statistical mechanics of systems with long-range interactions including two-dimensional geophysical and astrophysical flows.

James Cho

is a member of the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London and a visiting member of the Institute for Theory and Computation at Harvard University. He works in the areas of astrophysical-geophysical fluid dynamics, exoplanets, and applied mathematics.

Colm Connaughton

is a member of the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick. His research interests include non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, fluid dynamics and turbulence, nonlinear waves, interacting particle systems.

Patrick Diamond

is a member of the Department of Physics at UCSD and Director of the Center for Fusion Theory at Natl Fusion Rsch Inst,South Korea..He works primarily in plasma turbulence and wave-flow interaction,but also has interests in GFD,plasma astrophysics and statistical physics.His web page is

Guilhem Dif-Pradalier

is a member of the Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research at CEA, France. He works primarily in plasma turbulence, self-organisation and more recently in MHD.

David Dritschel

is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His research includes developing innovative Lagrangian-based numerical methods for studying nearly-inviscid geophysical (and recently MHD) flows, as well as a wide variety of applications such as jet formation in planetary atmospheres, wave-vortex decomposition and balance, two-dimensional and rotating-stratified turbulence, etc. Please see

Brian Farrell

is a member of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard. He works on turbulence in geophysical and wall-bounded shear flows.

Baylor Fox-Kemper

is a member of the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown. He works on ocean turbulence on a variety of scales and its implications for climate dynamics and modeling.

Anna Frishman

is a PhD student in the group of Gregory Falkovich at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot. She is currently working on Lagrangian turbulence and is generally interested in non-equilibrium statistical physics and geophysical fluid dynamics.

Sébastien Fromang

is a researcher at CEA Saclay in France. He works on MHD turbulence in accretion disks resulting from the magnetorotational instability, and applications to protoplanetary disks. Recently, he has been studying the global circulation in the atmosphere of hot Jupiters and the possible effects of magnetic fields.

Andre Giesecke

is a postdoc in the department of Magnetohydrodynamics at HZDR in Dresden, Germany. He is working on numerical simulations of experimental dynamos. His present focus is dedicated to precession driven flows which will be the type of flow utilized in the next generation dynamo experiment currently under development at HZDR.

Pedram Hassanzadeh

is a postdoc at Harvard University. He works on midlatitude dynamics, particularly atmospheric blocks and jet-streams and how they change with climate change. He is also interested in baroclinic vortices in geophysical and astrophysical flows, particularly Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Zombie vortices in protoplanetary disks. His webpage is here

David Hughes

is a member of the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds. He is interested in various hydrodynamical and MHD problems in astrophysics and geophysics. His personal web page can be found here.

Greg Huber

is a Deputy Director of the KITP, and a member of the Department of Physics at UCSB. He works in the area of cellular biomechanics.

Daniel Lecoanet

is a PhD student at University of California - Berkeley. He works primarily on astrophysical fluid dynamics (mostly related to stellar interiors), but is also interested in GFD and more general fluid dynamics. Lately, he has been thinking a lot about internal wave generation by convection.

Geoffroy Lesur

is a CNRS researcher at Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG) in France. He works mainly on hydro and MHD instabilities, turbulence and large scale structures in astrophysical discs.

Phil Marcus

is a professor at Berkeley. He is interested in space-filling instabilities in protoplanetary disks that create large Rossby-number, sustained turbulence (the zombie instability). He is also interested in the longevity and general robustness of the Great Red Spot and other vortical features on Jupiter and Saturn. Most recently, he is interested in the stability of mesoscale vortices in the ocean.

Brad Marston

is a member of the Department of Physics at Brown University. He is working on the non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of geophysical and astrophysical flows.

Joanne Mason

is a member of the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Exeter. She is interested in MHD turbulence and dynamos.

Héloïse Méheut

is a postdoc at CEA Saclay, France. She works on hyrdo and MHD instabilities, large scale vortices and MHD turbulence in astrophysical disks.

Cesare Nardini

is a post-doctoral fellow at ENS-Lyon, France. He works in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and applications to simple geophysical models.

Volker Naulin

is Professor at the Institute of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, north of Copenhagen. He is head of the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy section and the Danish Fusion research. He has and is working on coherent structures, nonlocal transport, pinch effects, turbulence overshoot/spreading, flow generation and transport, flow - turbulence interaction in the context of magnetically confined plasmas and geophysical flows using high performance numerical simulations. PPFE at DTU

Jeff Oishi

is a Research Scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has worked on MHD turbulence problems in magnetic reconnection, planet formation, and star formation. He is now working on flexible numerical methods for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and their applications to exoplanetary atmospheric dynamics.

Arakel Petrosyan

is Head of Theoretical Section at the Space Reearch Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Profesor at the Space Physics Department of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University). He works on compressible MHD turbulence in space plasmas and on nonlinear waves in geophysical and astrophyical fluid dynamics. He is also is interested in planetary atmospheres physics.

Inna Polichtchouk

is a PhD student at the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research interests are in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics. She mainly works with general circulation models and has studied baroclinic instability and equatorial superrotation in (exo)planetary atmospheres under James Cho's supervision. Her website can be found here.

Wanming Qi

is a graduate student in the Department of Physics, Brown University. She is working on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of 2D turbulence under the supervision of Prof. Brad Marston. Her research webpage can be found here.

Jens Juul Rasmussen

Professor at the Physics Department Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby (Copenhagen). His present research activities are within turbulence and transport in magnetically confined plasma, with particular attention to the self-regulation of the turbulence by large scale "zonal-flows", that act as transport barriers. He has general interest and experience within non-linear dynamics, vortices and coherent structures in fluid flows and plasmas, self-organization, non-linear wave propagation in dispersive media, solitons and wave collapse. PPFE at DTU

Igor Rogachevskii

is a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (personal web page can be found here: He works on various problems related to turbulent transport of particles, gases and magnetic fields in fluid flows; theory of turbulence, turbulent convection and stably stratified turbulent flows; turbulent transport in geophysical, atmospheric and astrophysical flows; turbulent dynamos; magnetohydrodynamics; plasma physics; meteorology; nonlinear waves.

Peter Read

is a member of the Department of Physics, University of Oxford in the Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics sub-Department. He works variously on laboratory experiments and associated models of flows in rotating, stratified fluids (generally inspired by geophysical and astrophysical phenomena), and on numerical (General Circulation) models and observations of the atmospheres of planets such as Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. His personal web page can be found here.

Tamara Rogers

is an Assistant Professor in the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona. She studies convectively driven waves and the mean flows they generate in stars. She is also interested in magnetism in hot Jupiters.

Izumi Saito

is a graduate student of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Kyoto University. He is working on shallow-water turbulence on a rotating sphere.

Richard Scott

is a member of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. He is interested in the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere, geostrophic turbulence and the formation of zonal jets, two-dimensional turbulence, and singularity formation in generalized two-dimensional fluid systems.

Andrew Soward

is a member of the Mathematics Research Institute, University of Exeter and School of Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University. I am particularly interested in the application of asymptotic methods to problems that arise in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics.

Heidar Thor Thrastarson

is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is interested in understanding the dynamics and physics of planetary atmospheres, using both models (e.g. General Circulation Models of extrasolar planets) and observational data (e.g. Radio Occultation data for Earth).

Steve Tobias

is a member of the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds. He is interested in astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics and dynamo theory.

Orkan (Matt) Umurhan

is a Senior Research Scientist at Planetary Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center and The SETI Institute. He works on problems pertaining to shear flows in accretion disks and exoplanet atmospheres (both magnetized and purely hydrodynamic). Main approaches used are asymptotic methods and numerical experiments. He now also works on landform evolution modeling of the icy moons of the outer planets. Old UC Merced website.

François Waelbroeck

is a member of the Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin and the Director of the Institute for Fusion Studies. He works on the theory of large and meso-scale dynamics of fusion plasma. His web page is here

Emma Warneford

is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. She is working on thermal shallow water theory and applications to gas giant planets, and is supervised by Dr Paul Dellar. Her website can be found here.

Paul Williams
is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Reading, UK. His research interests include clear-air turbulence, numerical modelling, stochastic parameterisation, gravity waves, and climate change. His web site is here

Beth Wingate
is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research interests include understanding the relationship of the 'slowish' dynamics to waves in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics. She also has interests in ocean dynamics, and exascale numerical algorithms. Her website is here.

Roland Young

is a Postdoc in the Geophysical and Planetary Fluid Dynamics group in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at the University of Oxford. He works primarily with numerical models of giant planet atmospheres, in particular using a version of the Met Office Unified Model to simulate aspects of Jupiter's atmosphere. He also uses spacecraft data to study turbulence and eddy-mean flow interactions in Jupiter's atmosphere. His website is here