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Issue No. 1, 2018

 

Hydromag Newsletter

Issue No. 1, 2018

Content

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  1. POSITION AT RIO-TINTO: MODELLING ENGINEER (MHD/CFD)
  2. Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
  3. Ph.D IN THEORETICAL FLUID MECHANICS ON QUASI-TWO DIMENSIONAL ATMOSPHERIC FLOWS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK) – MONASH UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)
  4. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  5. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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  1. POSITION AT RIO-TINTO: MODELLING ENGINEER (MHD/CFD)
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    (from Benoit Bardet, France )

Modelling Engineer

•    Great opportunity to work for a global company at the forefront of mining
•    Excellent work culture where people are valued and respected
•    Develop your potential at our operations in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources.
We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We’re committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It’s how we grow – it’s how you grow.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Modelling Engineer to support the development of new technologies. As part of our research laboratory on manufacturing (LRF), the modelling team is at the heart of the electrolysis development activity for Group Plants and Technology Sales. The modelling team is composed of 4 engineers within a global team with a centre in Canada. Its mission is to design technical solutions that improve the performance of industrial cells — a world leading
technology in the Aluminium industry (AP18, AP30, AP50), and to support the development of innovative technologies. The design of these cells relies on high-level modelling tools developed through partnerships with world-class universities.

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals. Active in the sector for more than 110 years, we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries; alongside the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelters portfolio. Our industry leadership includes our benchmark smelting technology and enviable hydropower position, key strengths in today’s carbon-constrained world.

As part of the Technology and Project Development Group, the LRF develops the word-leading electrolysis technology for aluminium. It is located at Saint Jean de Maurienne in French Savoie region, less than an hour drive from Chambéry and Grenoble.

What the job entails

To support the development of new technologies, the Modelling Engineer MHD/CFD (Magneto Hydro Dynamic / Computational Fluid Dynamic) will be in
charge of developing modelling tools and producing and coordinating studies in this field. The incumbent will develop globally a network of external partners (Universities, companies specialised in MHD/CFD).

Reporting to the Modelling Manager, you will be:

•    Developing or coordinating the development of MHD/CFD modelling tools
•    Producing or piloting the delivery of technical studies aiming at improving or developing existing or new processes
•    Participating actively in a network of global partners in the field of MHD/CFD
•    Supporting all tests led by our R&D teams in the field
•    Analysing client requests, understanding their  needs and establishing a project management strategy with clients
•    Managing priorities (the influence of internal and external clients with different objectives can impact the R&D programme and delay the implementation of solutions)
•    Proposing innovative ideas and technical expertise, including identifying ways to capture and use this expertise
•    Applying new methods to produce new ideas
•    Interacting constantly with modelling team members (LRF and CRDA (Canada),  the Senior Technology Advisor and the Electrolysis Programme Director
•    Maintaining robust relationships with the managers of Technology Sales and internal clients
•    Collaborating with other departments of LRF (especially engineering) and different project managers
•    Collaborating with teams responsible for the development of cells (technological platform)
•    Collaborating with external partners (vendors and world-class universities)

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:

•    Engineering degree (Master or Ph.D.)
•    5 to 10 years of modelling experience ideally in MHD/CFD
•    Advanced knowledge of digital modelling codes ( thermal transfer, mechanics of fluids, magneto-hydrodynamic)
•    Analytical skills
•    Good communication skills in a multicultural and international environment
•    Disciplined and autonomous
•    French and English proficiency

After having deepened his/her modelling experience, the incumbent will be able to progress towards more operational roles in R&D or plant (plant tests, method engineer…) in the longer term.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn.

Apply Online at https://riotinto.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=18245

PDF Version: Modelling Engineer RTA LRF

 

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  1. Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)
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    (from Alban Potherat, UK )

LEVERHULME TRUST Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP ON THE NON-LINEAR STATES OF CONVECTION IN THE EARTH CORE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK)

A Ph.D. position in theoretical fluid mechanics is offered at Coventry University (UK). The project concerns convection under a magnetic field in the so called “tangent cylinder” region of the Earth’s core. Much of the mystery surrounding the Earth’s dynamics (its magnetic field, plate tecnonics) lies in the nature of the convective patterns within the Earth’s liquid core, and in particular in the region called the “Tangent Cylinder”. What are the possible convective states under the combined influence of the Earth’s rotation and magnetic field, and how erratic are they? This thesis is part of a theoretical and experimental research
program funded by the prestigious Levehulme Trust (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk), that aims at answering these questions. The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict the possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth’s core convection.
The student will conduct the theoretical and numerical analysis of the problem under the joint supervision of Prof. Alban Pothérat (http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~potherat/index.html) and Dr Chris Pringle. The study will seek the possible structure of convection by means of advanced stability theory and branch tracking method, to unveil the possible states. In the frame of the research program, the PhD work will be conducted in collaboration with an experimental study that will seek to reproduce and visualise these non-linear states in an experimental model of the Earth Core.

Successful candidates are expected to hold or be on course for a MSc or equivalent, in fluid mechanics or a related discipline (Physics/Mathematics), and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming. Applicants having validated the theoretical part of their Masters and needing an internship to validate their Masters degree are encouraged to apply too. The student will receive a net, tax-free bursary of £15k per annum.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose work has been ranked at 87% world-class at the UK’ latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014. This unit is part of the Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, specialises in theoretical and experimental fluid mechanics. It is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows,. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in world-leading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk).

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    1. Ph.D IN THEORETICAL FLUID MECHANICS ON QUASI-TWO DIMENSIONAL ATMOSPHERIC FLOWS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY (UK) – MONASH UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

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(from Alban Potherat, UK)

Applications are invited to apply for a PhD studentship in theoretical fluid mechanics, as part of the Applied Mathematics Research Centre (http://complexity-coventry.org/home/) at Coventry University. This PhD is to develop mathematical models for quasi-two dimensional flows in collaboration with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia (http://sheardlab.org).

Flow patterns observed in planetary atmospheres such as the hexagonal structures at Saturn’s north poles, or large patterns in the Earth’s atmosphere are so much wider (>1000 km) than they are thick (a few km) that they are almost two-dimensional (2D) objects. Even though their fine structure involves complex three-dimensional phenomena, their evolution within the global structure of the atmosphere can be expected to be reasonably well represented by 2D equations of motion. Simulating these events with 2D equation requires so much less computational power than the full 3D equations that they open such
possibilities as simulating entire planetary atmospheres in a single computation, or studying the very long-term evolution of these structures. Yet, to be physically accurate, these 2D equations still need to account for some of the 3D effects due to planetary rotation and curvature, ground friction, and other phenomena such as the transfer of heat to and within the atmosphere. The purpose of the project is to mathematically derive such 2D models from the full 3D equations and, by means of numerical simulations and stability analsysis, understand the mechanisms driving large atmospheric patterns, possibly at the scale of the entire planet. The 2D models will also be used to simulate laboratory-scale experiments where these mechanisms could be reproduced and where the
models themselves could be validated.

Successful candidates are expected to hold or be on course for a MSc or equivalent, with a grade of 70% or above, in fluid mechanics or a related discipline (Physics/ Engineering/ Mathematics), and to have demonstrated excellent abilities in mathematics and programming. Applicants having validated the theoretical part of their Masters and needing an internship to validate their Masters degree are encouraged to apply too. The student will receive a tax-free bursary of £15k per annum.

The successful candidate will be part the vibrant team of internationally recognised academics and PhD students forming the fluid dynamics group within the Applied Mathematics Research Centre, whose worked has been ranked at 87% world-class at the UK Research Excellence Framework in 2014. AMRC is especially renowned for its work on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), turbulence, stability and geophysical flows. The group closely collaborates with partner groups in worldleading institutions in Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK. This specific project is part of a collaborative program between Coventry and Monash Universities funded by the British Royal Society, and offers the student an opportunity to travel and work in Melbourne during their PhD.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please forward a CV and academic records to Prof. Alban Pothérat (Coventry University, alban.potherat@coventry.ac.uk) or Dr. Greg Sheard, Monash University (greg.sheard@monash.edu.au). The position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

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    1. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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    1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the end of April, 2018. Please send
information you wish to be included into this issue to

 a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 20 of April, 2018.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the
issues.

 

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Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

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Hydromag Newsletter #3.1 Special Issue, 2017

Special Issue August, 2017

Content provided by our colleagues at HZDR, Dresden, Germany


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  1. LIMTECH Award Winner 2017
  2. Final LIMTECH Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies
  3. PhD position available at HZDR
  4. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER


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  1. LIMTECH Award Winner 2017
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    The International LIMTECH Young Scientist Award 2017 for outstanding scientific contributions in the field of liquid metal technologies was awarded to

Dr. Karspars Dadzis (IKZ Berlin).

The award is funded by the Helmholtz association of German research centres and will be handed over at the Final LIMTECH Colloquium in Dresden (see below).

More details on the award can be found at: https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=3650

 

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  1. Final LIMTECH Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies
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    At the end of its the 5-year funding period, the HELMHOLTZ alliance LIMTECH will hold its Final Colloquium and International Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies in Dresden on Sept. 19-20, 2017.

The agenda of the meeting and further information on the LIMTECH alliance can be found here:

https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=51951&pNid=3418

https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=2920

Anybody interested in attending the meeting is highly welcome, but is requested to register in advance. Despite the schedule of oral presentations is already fixed, additional poster presentations are welcome! Please register participation and posters by email to Gerd Mutschke <g.mutschke(at)hzdr.de> before September 1, 2017.


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  1. PhD Position available at HZDR on:Experimental investigation of turbulent convection in liquid metals

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Many turbulent flows in nature and technical applications are driven by temperature differences. The aim of this project is to investigate such a turbulent convection in a laboratory set-up using liquid metal. The goal is to reveal the structure and the dynamics of the large scale circulation as well as the dynamics near the boundary layers. Therefore, different measuring techniques as the ultrasound Doppler velocimetry and the contactless inductive flow tomography are available. The experiments are supported by high performance numerical simulations from a project partner. The combined investigation will create a new milestone in the deep understanding of turbulent convection in liquid metals and their numerous applications in geo- and astrophysics as well as technical systems.

Requirements:

  • Diploma or M.Sc in Physics, mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Comprehensive technical skills and physical understanding.

Tasks:

  • design of a cylindrical Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell -simultaneous measurements of velocity field, temperature field  and heat flux inside the convection
  • analysis of the three-dimensional structure and the dynamics of the  “large scale circulation”
  • comparison of the results to direct numerical simulations done by a  project partner
  • scientific publishing

 

The position is available from Oct. 1, 2017. For further information, please contact Tobias Vogt (t.vogt(at)hzdr.de) or Sven Eckert (s.eckert(at)hzdr.de)

 

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  1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER


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will be issued in the middle of October, 2017. Please send information you wish to be included into this issue to

                a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 16 of October, 2016.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the issues.

 

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Hydromag Newsletter #3, 2017

Issue No. 3, 2017

Content

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  1. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN COVENTRY – FLOW MEASUREMENT AND FLUID MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTRE (DEADLINE 19/07/17)
  2. FIFTY YEARS AFTER ROBERTS’ MHD: DYNAMOS AND PLANETARY FLOWS TODAY (PHR17)
  3. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAGNETO-SCIENCE 2017 (OCTOBER, 2017)
  4. CONGRATULATIONS TO ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRIZE LAUREATE (a.k.a. KÉLIG AUJOGUE)!
  5. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS
  6. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

 

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  1. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN COVENTRY – FLOW MEASUREMENT AND FLUID MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTRE (closing 19/07/17)
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    (from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )
    An EPSRC-funded, postdoctoral Research Associate position is available
    at Coventry University working on the transition to turbulence in
    non-Newtonian shear flows. The successful applicant will work with the
    aim of adapting already existing numerical tools from the Newtonian
    problem, and developing entirely new ones. See full details here. Applications closes on 19th July 2017.

 

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  1. PHR17 CONFERENCE: FIFTY YEARS AFTER ROBERTS’ MHD: DYNAMOS AND PLANETARY FLOWS TODAY (PHR17)
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    (from Andrew Jackson, ETH Zurich)
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967) by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

    The honoured guest will be Paul Roberts FRS, who will also speak.

    It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of
    magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have
    recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary
    missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we
    wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists
    to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in planetary
    contexts.

    There will be a series of invited talks.

    Financial support
    In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
    of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

    Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
    These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

    More details can be found on the website
    jupiter.ethz.ch/~ajackson/phr17/phr17.html

    Contact for queries: ajackson(at)ethz.ch

    The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)

    Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

    ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik
    Sonneggstrasse 5

    CH-8092 Zürich

    Switzerland



 

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    1. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAGNETO-SCIENCE 2017 (OCTOBER, 2017)

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(from Anne-Lise Daltin, Reims, France)

October 23- 27, 2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

The international Conference on Magneto-Science 2017 (ICMS 2017) will be held on October 23- 27, 2017, Reims, France. First conference on Magneto-Science was held in 2005 (Yokohama).

The
success at Yokohama was followed by conferences at Hiroshima in 2007,
Nijimegen in 2009, Shanghai and Xi’an in 2011, Bordeaux in 2013 and
Matsumoto in 2015.

ICMS 2017 will cover magnetic field effects on
materials and processes in physics, chemistry, and biology, especially
from the view point of “Colloids and Interface Science”. Topics and
keywords are as follows.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

      • Magnetic processing of materials ;
      • Magnetic control of structures, properties, and functions ;
      • Chemical reactions and processes under magnetic fields ;
      • Analytical aspect of magnetic fields ;
      • Magnetic separation science and technology ;
      • Interactions between water systems and magnetic fields ;
      • Colloids and interface science under magnetic fields ;
      • Magnetic levitation and microgravity ;
      • Generation and application of various magnetic fields ;
      • Others relating to magnetics and magnetic fields.

The registration fee (early registration – Full participants : 600 EURStudents : 400 EUR) includes all conference sessions, congress materials, and include welcome cocktail, banquet and excursion to Epernay and cellars.

Important date : submission of abstractsJuly 30, 2017

Supporting organization:

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

International Organizing Committee of ICMS

International scientific committee:

      • Eric Beaugnon (Grenoble, France), Chairperson
      • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan), Vice Chairperson
      • Andreas Bund (Dresden, Germany)
      • Peter C. M. Christianen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
      • Richard J. A. Hill (Nottingham, UK)
      • Peter J. Hore (Oxford, UK)
      • Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan)
      • Sumio Ozeki (Matsumoto, Japan)
      • Zhongming Ren (Shanghai, China)
      • Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA)
      • Peng Shang (Xian, China)
      • Dmitri V. Stass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
      • James M. Valles, Jr. (Providence, USA)

International advisory board of ICMS:

      • Michael D. Coey (Dublin, Ireland)
      • Jan Kees Maan (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
      • Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Osaka, Japan)
      • James Torbet (Grenoble, France)
      • Robert F. Tournier (Grenoble, France)
      • Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan)
      • Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan)

Local organizing committe :

      • Jean-Paul Chopart (Reims, France), Organizer
      • Anne-Lise Daltin (Reims, France), Vice-organizer
      • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan)
      • Iwao Mogi (Sendai, Japan)
      • Martine Noël (Reims, France)
      • Jean-Marc Patat (Reims, France)
      • Ophélie Riou (Reims, France)
      • Mathilde Stübner (Reims, France)

 

Further information on the following website : – www.univ-reims.fr/minisite_140/home/icms2017-in-reims,20366,35041.html

Registration : – www.univ-reims.fr/minisite_140/register/register,21053,35075.html

E-mail your questions to icms2017@univ-reims.fr

 

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Thanks,

Best regards,

Anne-Lise DALTIN

 

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS TO ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRIZE LAUREATE
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    (from Alban Potherat, Coventry, UK )
    Congratulations to Kélig Aujogue, Royal Astronomical Society, Patricia Tomkins Prize winner!The prize for the best thesis in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics is awarded to Dr Kélig Aujogue, for the thesis entitled ‘Little Earth Experiment: A Journey toward the Earth’s Tangent Cylinder’.

    Kélig completed his PhD at Coventry University, and carried on
    the experimental campaign at the Laboratoire National des Champs
    Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) in Grenoble, France, where he was
    using a 10 Tesla magnet. His aim is to keep investigating experimentally
    the dynamo process in the Earth’s core by introducing non-conventional
    techniques for flow analysis to geophysics.

 

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    1. SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCES ON MHD AND RELATED TOPICS

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    1. NEXT HYDROMAG NEWSLETTER

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will be issued in the middle of October, 2017. Please send
information you wish to be included into this issue to

 a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

not later than 16 of October, 2016.

If you have an urgent announcement, we can publish at http://hydromag.eu between the
issues.

 

—–
Alex Pedcenko
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)24-77658974
e-mail: a.pedcenko(at)coventry.ac.uk

Hydromag Newsletter #3, 2017