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May 2006 Burgers Notes:

Spring 2006 Update on the Status of the Burgers Program:


My term as Chair of the Burgers Board is scheduled to expire June 30, 2006. I am pleased to announce that Jim Wallace has agreed to succeed me as Chair of the Burgers Board and of the Burgers Program. I have agreed to continue to serve on the Burgers Board as a liaison with JMBC in The Netherlands. Dan Lathrop and Sreeni have been re-appointed for another 3-year term and Jim Duncan has been appointed as a new member of the Burgers Board. Hence, as of July 1, 2006, the composition of the Burgers Board will be as follows:

Hydrodynamic Fluctuations bookJames M. Wallace (ENME/IPST), Chair

Anil Deane (DOE/IPST)

James H. Duncan (ENME)

Daniel P. Lathrop (IREAP/IPST/PHYS)

C. David Levermore (MATH/IPST)

Gijs Ooms, Director JMBC

Rajarshi Roy, Director IPST

Jan V. Sengers (IPST/ENME/ENCH), liaison with JMBC

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan (Trieste)

A new book:”Hydrodynamic Fluctuations in Fluids and Fluid Mixtures” by J.M. Ortiz de Zarate and J.V. Sengers has been published by Elsevier. Information can be found at It is the first book published under the auspices of the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics.


The second joint research symposium between Johns Hopkins and UMD was held on Friday April 28, 2006 at UMCP. The keynote lecture was given by Professor Joseph Katz of Johns Hopkins. There were 20 research presentations by graduate students or postdocs, 10 from UMD and 10 from Johns Hopkins. Over 70 attendees participated in this symposium. I thank Ugo Piomelli and Istvan Szunyogh for organizing the program of this symposium. We have received many favorable comments about this event.


JAMES M. WALLACE has been appointed Affiliate Professor in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology effective July 1, 2006. He will be the recipient of the Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award at the Campus Convocation in September 2006.

WILLIAM D. DORLAND was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

JUNGHO KIM was elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

ALICE ASTHON, secretary of the Burgers Program, received a Non-Exempt Employee Award from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences.


At the conclusion of my term as Chair of the Burgers Board I want to express my appreciation for the strong encouragement I have received from many of you in establishing an interdisciplinary Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics. I am confident that with Jim Wallace, having an excellent record as an educator, further development of the program will be in very good hands.

Jan Sengers