Professor Carlo Barenghi (Newcastle University) is visiting our group on 26-27 January 2023. He will give a seminar talk titled Modelling superflows: the drain vortex on 27 January at 11 am in room C30 (Physics building). Everyone is welcome to attend!
Carlo graduated in theoretical physics at the University of Milan. He obtained his PhD from the University of Oregon (USA), where he worked with Russ J. Donnelly. He then moved to Birmingham (UK) to work with Joe Vinen. He was appointed Professor at Newcastle University in 1997.
Carlo's work is motivated by vortices at all length scales: from vortices in ordinary (classical) fluids such as water or air, to vortices in astrophysical fluids and plasmas, to quantum vortices in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and in superfluid helium (He4 and He3). He is interested in quantum turbulence and in the similarities / differences between quantum turbulence and ordinary classical turbulence.
For his work on quantum fluids and quantum vortices, he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2009 and Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2002. He has been a member of the EPSRC College since 2006.