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Sengers Delivers Plenary Lecture

Sengers Delivers Plenary Lecture

Professor Emeritus Jan V. Sengers.
Professor Emeritus Jan V. Sengers.

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Jan V. Sengers delivered the plenary scientific lecture titled "Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Fluids: A History of Surprises" at the 8th International Meeting on Thermodiffusion (IMT8) held in Bonn, Germany June 9-13. He also served on the conference's scientific advisory board. The biannual IMT is organized by the European Group of Thermodiffusión Research, a permanent working team of the European Centre for Advanced Studies in Thermodynamics.

This year's research topics included thermal diffusion in crystal growth, polymer processing, micro-gravity, porous media, and biological transport; thermodynamic and statistical mechanics of fluid in thermal gradients; hydrodynamic instabilities; experimental, theoretical, and numerical methods in thermal diffusion; thermophoresis in a variety of media; and applications of thermal diffusion.

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June 19, 2008

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