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Research Project

Singularities for PDEs & fluid flows

    The possibility of singularity formation in three-dimensional, incompressible, inviscid fluid flow is a major open problem of mathematical fluid mechanics. Such singularities, if they exist, could be an essential ingredient in turbulent energy dissipation. Our approach to this problem is through computation of singularities in the complex spatial domain. This project is a collaboration with Michael Siegel (NJIT).