Jeffrey S. Urbach
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Department of Physics
320 Regents Hall
(202) 687-6594 (Office)
(202) 687-6004 (lab)
(202) 687-2087 (Fax)
Fall 2010: Classical Mechanics
Vibrations, Fluids, and Waves (Physics 108)
Methods of Expermimental Physics (Physics 215)
In Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 I was on leave, serving as a AAAS Science and
Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy in the Office of
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
I am interested generally in novel dynamical phenomena in physical systems. Most
of my research involves imaging of one form or another, so I have collected my
projects under the heading:
Also, I'm the co-director of an exciting new program, Science in the Public Interest
You can see a profile of our lab in a recent edition of the Georgetown
College Research News
Here are a few other projects that have held my interest...
Anomalous diffusion in
chaotic dynamical systems
of mixing and transport in fluid flow have show that coherent
stuctures like vortices and jets (e.g. the atmospheric jet stream) can dramatically
change the rules that govern diffusive processes.
To learn more about current reseach in dynamics, visit my old home, the Center
for Nonlinear Dynamics in Austin, Texas.
You can view a small collection of images showing some cool examples of
mixing in the real world(s) that I have
Instabilities in atmospheric flow
dynamics, in particular the phenomonon of 'blocking'
that brings arctic air to thin-skinned Texans, is being studied in the laboratory with
a rotating annulus with topography.
Click here to see what it's all about (family pictures).
If you want to learn about research opportunities for undergraduates in the
physics department, check out the Physics 300
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