9th International Workshop on the
Physics of Compressible
Turbulent Mixing
Cambridge, UK
19-23 July 2004



Second Announcement and Call for Papers


This workshop focuses on fundamental aspects of turbulent mixing in flows subject to destabilising acceleration in both compressible and incompressible fluids. Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

      Rayleigh-Taylor instability

      Richtmyer-Meshkov instability

      Mixing layers

      Coherent structures

      Experimental, numerical and theoretical studies

      Novel numerical and experimental techniques

      Direct numerical simulation, large-eddy simulation and turbulence models

      Relating 2D and 3D models and flows



Call for papers

Papers are invited, in English, for both oral and poster presentations during the Workshop.

Deadline for abstracts

Decision on whether or not a paper is accepted for the workshop will be made on the basis of a single page abstract which should be submitted before 16 January 2004.

Abstract format

Abstracts are limited to a single page of size 150220 at 11 point. Abstracts should be prepared using either Word or LaTeX using the templates available from the conference web site (Word, LaTeX). Please adhere to the requested style and length limit. More complete details are available in html and pdf formats on the conference web site. While the organisers will take all reasonable care in processing the abstracts, they cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise in reproducing the abstracts.

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to s.dalziel@damtp.cam.ac.uk, with IWPCTM9 Abstract - oral or IWPCTM9 Abstract - poster in the subject line. Abstracts should adhere to the format outlined below and may be submitted either as plain text within the body of the e-mail, or as an attached file. Where figures are included, the author must also submit a .pdf copy of the abstract, and all necessary files (source, figures and .pdf) should be combined into a single .zip file. The names of any attached files should begin with the name of the lead author.


Authors will be notified as to whether their abstract(s) is(are) accepted in February 2004. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference web site and a book of abstracts will be provided to all participants at the start of the conference.


The organisers intend to produce proceedings for the Workshop in either CD-Rom or DVD-Rom format. All authors presenting papers (oral and poster) at the Workshop will be invited to submit material for inclusion in the proceedings. Such submissions will be based on papers formatted as .pdf files, but may optionally include other material (e.g. mpeg movies) in industry standard formats. The deadline for submission of these contributions will be in September 2004, and further instructions to authors will be provided in due course.


Scientific sessions will run from Monday morning until lunchtime Friday. The oral presentations will be given in a tiered lecture theatre, equipped with all the necessary projection equipment, and posters will be displayed in two adjoining rooms to allow viewing during the breaks, as well as in dedicated poster sessions. The use of laptops is encouraged, and a PC with CD drive will also be available.


Time will be allotted within the programme for discussion sessions, and the atmospheric college bar will be open in the evenings for informal discussions.


We hope to keep Wednesday afternoon free so that you may explore Cambridge, London or other nearby attractions.


Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Oral and poster presentations will be given in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS; www.cms.cam.ac.uk), University of Cambridge, UK. This 65M development, completed at the end of 2002, is the new home for the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP; www.damtp.cam.ac.uk) and its sister department the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. CMS is located alongside the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and only a short walk to the west of the centre of the historical university city of Cambridge (www.cam.ac.uk; www.cambridge.gov.uk/leisure/TICWEB/tourism.htm).

Clare College

Accommodation and meals for around 120 participants will be provided in Clare College (www.clare.cam.ac.uk). Founded in 1326, Clare College is the second oldest of the 31 colleges in Cambridge, and is located on the picturesque backs alongside the River Cam. (Cambridge also offers a range of hotels and other accommodation, should you wish to organise your own.) The conference organisers will accept bookings from March 2004 onwards.


Registration will open in March 2004. It is requested that you book accommodation at the same time.


The registration fee and cost of accommodation/meals are not yet finalised. Preliminary figures suggest the conference fee, including a reception on the Sunday, lunches and the conference dinner, is likely to be in the region of 350 per person, with a reduction for students. Part of this fee will contribute towards the costs of bringing some of our Russian colleagues to Cambridge. A late fee will be payable for those registering after the end of May 2004. Accommodation for five nights in Clare College should cost in the region of 350 per person, including breakfast and evening meals.

Important Dates

16 January 2004 Abstract deadline

February 2004 Acceptance of abstracts

1 March 2004 Registration and accommodation booking opens

31 May 2004 Payment deadline

18 July 2004 Welcome reception

19-23 July 2004 Presentations

September 2004 Deadline for material to be included in proceedings

October 2004 Publication of proceedings on CD-ROM


AWE plc (http://www.awe.co.uk/ )

Commissariat l'nergie Atomique/DAM Ile de France (http://www.cea.fr/ )


Invited Speakers

To be arranged.



Stuart Dalziel

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Centre for Mathematical Sciences

University of Cambridge

Wilberforce Road

Cambridge CB3 0WA



E-mail: s.dalziel@damtp.cam.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (1223) 337911

Fax: +44 (1223) 765900



For further information, please visit the workshop web page at www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/iwpctm9/


To register your interest in receiving future announcements, please e-mail s.dalziel@damtp.cam.ac.uk and include IWPCTM9 in the subject line.


Local Organizing Committee:

S. Dalziel (University of Cambridge)

D. Leppinen (University of Cambridge)

R. Williams (AWE)

D. Youngs (AWE)

International Scientific Committee:

G. Ben-Dor (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheeva)

D. Besnard (CEA)

T. Clark (LANL)

S. Dalziel (University of Cambridge)

G. Dimonte (LANL)

S. Gauthier (CEA)

J. Glimm (Stony Brook)

B. Goodwin (LLNL)

J-F Haas (CEA)

N. Hoffman (LANL)

L. Houas (IUSTI)

J. Jacobs (University of Arizona)

Yu. Kucherenko (Russian Federal Nuclear Center-VNIITF)

M. Legrand (CEA)

D. Meiron (Caltech)

E. Meshkov (Russian Federal Nuclear Center-VNIIEF)

V. Neuvazhaev (Russian Federal Nuclear Center-VNIITF)

T. Peyser (LLNL)

J. Redondo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)

V. Rozanov (Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow)

O. Schilling (LLNL)

D. Sharp (LANL)

D. Shvarts (Nuclear Research Center, Beer-Sheeva)

E. Son (Moscow Physical and Technical Institute)

H. Takabe (University of Osaka)

K. Takayama (Tohoku University, Sendai)

D. Youngs (AWE)

S. Zaytsev (ENIN, Moscow)

Previous workshops in series

Princeton, NJ, USA (1988)

Pleasanton, CA, USA (1989)

Royaumont, France (1991)

Cambridge, UK (1993)

Stony Brook, NY, USA (1995)

Marseille, France (1997)

St. Petersburg, Russia (1999)

Pasadena, CA, USA (2001)