Shocks, Solitons and Turbulence Unit
Shocks, solitons, and turbulence act to convert and redistribute kinetic energy across scales. We investigate theoretically and numerically such transfers to better understand natural phenomena (e.g. space weather, penguin-huddle dynamics, and vegetation dynamics) as well as engineer them for transport (e.g. atmospheric entry, rocket propulsion, and self-driven cars), power generation (e.g. low-grade-heat use and inertial confinement fusion), or land management (e.g. soil decontamination using plant-fungi dynamics).