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9-12, August
Göttingen, Germany

Looking for next year's conference? See EPFDC2012 for more info


This year's European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference was a great success! We had 75 attendees representing 12 European institutes and 23 nationalities, spanning all continents except Antarctica. This gave us 50 oral presentations and 15 posters.

We were offered four great talks from our plenary speakers, and would like to express our thanks to Eberhard Bodenschatz, Klaus Ehrenfried, Adelia Sequeira, and Rainer Hollerbach for their participation.

The host institutes of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization (MPI-DS) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) gave the participants fantastic facilities and inspiring lab tours, and for this we would also like to express our gratitude to the institutes for their services.

We would also like to thank the participants, because ultimately, they are responsible for such a great conference! Check our next year's conference website: EPFDC2012.

The European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference is an annual conference organised and attended by doctoral students across Europe with the purpose to bring together postgraduate students working in various fields of fluid dynamics, allowing them to show and discuss their work in an environment of their current and future peers. All previous conferences, EPFDC-2007 (Birmingham), EPFDC-2008 (Keele), EPFDC-2009 (Nottingham), EPFDC-2010 (Paris) have shown to be a success and have proved to be an excellent platform for students to both present their research and network with others.

The conference provides the attending students an open-forum for giving a short talk or a chance to display a poster. Additionally, scholars from a broad range of fluids-related topics are invited to give plenary talks aimed at providing students with insight into areas of current research. This conference will have lectures from:

Eberhard Bodenschatz Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Klaus Ehrenfried German Aerospace Center
Rainer Hollerbach University of Leeds
Adelia Sequeira Technical University of Lisbon

The conference will take place from Tuesday, 9-August until Friday, 12-August

This year's conference will be jointly hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), in Göttingen, Germany. Students will be able to visit lab facilities where leading research is conducted. The research complex that comprises the MPI-DS and the DLR has a well-equipped lecture hall and a canteen where lunch and refreshments will be provided. It is situated directly next to the town centre and within walking distance to the hotels. Visits to the host's facilities will be complemented with an official city tour highlighting the remarkable scientific history of Göttingen. The organizing institutions have a long-standing tradition in science and in particular fluid dynamics, with such notable figures as Prandtl, von Kármán, and Schlichting as well as Germany's first wind tunnel.

Administrative Details:
The conference has amazing support from the host institutions, Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), and from the European Mechanical Society (EuroMech) which means that students can attend the conference for 74€ (local) or 104€ (external). This price includes the conference fee, accomodation and breakfast, catering and lunches, the conference dinner, and a one-year membership with EuroMech (current members can subtract 24€ from the total amount; please see becoming a member on the EuroMech website).

For questions relating to last 2011's conference, please email: epfdc2011@physik.uni-marburg.de
For the 2012 conference, see EPFDC2012 for more info

Generous support was provided by, and thanks is given to, the following institutions:

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