Understanding Vortex Reconnection

A new paper published recently in Journal of Fluid Mechanics (JFM) looked at numerical simulations of a blade slicing through a vortex and understanding how this action affects the flow field could lead to the design of safer helicopters.

Nature’s guide to building submarines

New research published recently in JFM, will help to direct future research on the deployment of sensory arrays that could be used to guide underwater autonomous vehicles.

Change is inevitable; change is constant

Extracts from a recent Editorial by MRS Bulletin Editor-in-Chief Gopal Rao which talked about the recent launch of the newly designed site.

2016 JMR Paper of the Year awarded

Gayle and Cook have won the 2016 JMR Paper of the Year, for the development and modeling of an indentation method for mapping the time-dependent viscoelastic and time-independent plastic properties of polymeric-based materials.

Susmita Bose appointed JMR Associated Editor for Biomaterials

Journal of Materials Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Susmita Bose as Associate Editor for Biomaterials.

An Interview with 2016 Batchelor Prize winner Prof Raymond E. Goldstein

Watch an interview with Professor Raymond E. Goldstein

Swimming bacteria, sperm increase speed through ‘corridors’ of low viscosity fluid

New research findings, published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics, are yielding insights into the physics behind the swimming behavior of bacteria and spermatozoa that could lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms affecting fertility and formation of bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes.

Goldstein wins Batchelor Prize 2016

The G K Batchelor Prize for 2016 is awarded to Professor Raymond E. Goldstein FRS, Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

What do harbor seals and downhill skiers have in common?

An unexpected similarity between nature’s mechanisms and man’s techniques arise in a new study published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. The paper reveals how harbor seals can detect prey from far away, and it’s related to skiing.

On the cover of HPL: Proton probing of laser-driven EM pulses travelling in helical coils

  On the cover of HPL: ‘Proton probing of laser-driven EM pulses travelling in helical coils‘, by H. Ahmed, S. Kar, A.L.

First multimedia PDF published in Journal of Plasma Physics

In this blog post John ZuHone and Elke Roediger discuss their co-authored paper Cold fronts: probes of plasma astrophysics in galaxy clusters, the first article published as a multimedia pdf in the Journal of Plasma Physics.…

Mysterious Anti-electron Clouds found Inside Thunderstorm

A terrifying few moments flying into the top of an active thunderstorm in a research aircraft has led to an unexpected discovery that could help explain the longstanding mystery of how lightning gets initiated inside a thunderstorm.…