The National MagLab hosted the Quantum Turbulence Workshop April 10 - 12, 2017, at the lab's headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida.

  • Overview

    A three-day international workshop on quantum turbulence (QT) took place at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) at Florida State University April 10-12, 2017. The purpose of the workshop is to bring a representative group of senior researchers working in or having an interest in the field of quantum turbulence together with a group of junior participants (graduate students and postdocs) to discuss recent progress in QT and to exchange ideas on future research directions. The number of participants that we can accommodate is limited, so that participation has to be by invitation. The workshop will provide an environment for more focused exchanges than normally occur at major national and international conferences. Meeting the challenges associated with QT calls for effective collaboration between experimental low-temperature physicists and experimental and theoretical experts in fluid mechanics. The QT Workshop will also serve as the platform for the development of such collaborations.

    This workshop is organized by Dr. Wei Guo (Florida State University, USA) and Dr. William F. Vinen (Birmingham University, UK). The invited talks will span a wide range of theoretical and experimental topics of interest to the QT research community. In addidtion to the invited talks there will be structured discussion sessions covering different aspects of our subject and poster presentations.

  • Important Dates

    January 31, 2017 Abstract submission deadline
    February 15, 2017 Travel support application deadline (open to junior participants only)
    March 1, 2017 Program announced
    April 10 - 12, 2017 QT workshop program
    April 11, 2017 Tours at the MagLab/FCAAP
    April 11, 2017 Workshop dinner, 6:30 PM – 9:30 p.m. (Location: Renegade Grill, Seminole Golf Course and Club, Florida State University)
  • International Advisory Committee

    • Vladimir Eltsov, Aalto University, Finland
    • Ladik Skrbek, Charles University, Czech Republic
    • Daniel P. Lathrop, University of Maryland, USA
    • Makoto Tsubota, Osaka City University, Japan
    • Marc E. Brachet, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
  • Participants

    Senior participants:

    • D. Lathrop, University of Maryland, USA
    • A. Vilesov, University of Southern California, USA
    • R. Zieve, University of California, Davis, USA
    • W. Irvine, University of Chichago, USA
    • W. Guo, Florida State University, USA
    • De Witt Sumners, Florida State University, USA
    • P. Taborek, University of California, Irvine, USA
    • Y. Lee, University of Florida, USA
    • C. F. Barenghi, Newcastle University, UK
    • A. W. Baggaley, Newcastle University, UK
    • P. Walmsley, Manchester University, UK
    • D. Kivotides, Imperial College, UK
    • V. Tsepelin, Lancaster University, UK
    • H. Salman, University of East Anglia, UK
    • V. Eltsov, Aalto University, Finland
    • R. Hänninen, Aalto University, Finland
    • M. E. Brachet, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
    • P-E. Roche, Institut NEEL, France
    • E. Leveque, Institut NEEL, France
    • M. Gibert, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
    • V. L'vov, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    • A. Pomyalov, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    • M. Tsubota, Osaka City University, Japan
    • H. Yano, Osaka City University, Japan
    • Y. Tsuji, Nagoya University, Japan
    • S. K. Nemirovski, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
    • L. Skrbek, Charles University, Czech Republic

    Discussion session chairs:

    • K. R. Sreenivasan, New York University, USA
    • G. Ihas, University of Florida, USA
    • Y. Sergeev, Newcastle University, UK
    • A. Golov, Manchester University, UK
    • W. F. Vinen, University of Birmingham, UK
    • I. Procaccia, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Junior participants:

    • R. M. Tanyag, University of Southern California, USA
    • J. Yang, University of Florida, USA
    • J. Gao, Florida State University, USA
    • B. Mastracci, Florida State University, USA
    • H. Sanavandi, Florida State University, USA
    • L. Gallantucci, Newcastle University, UK
    • T. Noble, Lancaster University, UK
    • A. Villois, University of East Anglia, UK
    • A. Griffin, University of Warwick, UK
    • J. Laurie, Aston University, UK
    • J. Mäkinen, Aalto University, Finland
    • J. Reneuve, ENS-Lyon, France
    • E. Durozoy, Institut NEEL, France
    • D. Khomenko, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    • S. Yui, Osaka City University, Japan
    • E. Varga, Charles University, Czech Republic
    • M. La Mantia, Charles University, Czech Republic
    • D. Schmoranzer, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Abstract Submission

    All speakers and poster presenters are requested to submit a title and abstract by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for abstract submission is Jan 31, 2017. The accepted abstracts will be posted on this website, and the workshop program will be finalized based on the received abstracts.

  • Program

    pdfDownload workshop agenda. A printed version will be provided onsite to all the participants.

    The accepted abstracts have been compiled. pdfDownload accepted abstracts.

    For all the abstracts selected for poster presentations, please prepare and bring your own posters. The size of the poster boards is 32"x40".


    Monday, April 10, 2017

    08.00 - 08:30 a.m. Breakfast at MagLab
    08:30 - 08:45 a.m. Welcome
      Chair: L'vov
    08:45 - 09:15 a.m. Lathrop Kelvin waves, helicity and phase transitions in quantum fluid flows.
    09:15 - 09:45 a.m. Irvine The life of vortex knots and links: the flow of knottiness across scales
    09:45 - 10:15 a.m. Brachet Helicity, topology, and Kelvin waves in reconnecting quantum knots.
    10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee
    10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Summers Conservation of Writhe Helicity under Anti-Parallel Reconnection
    11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Discussion: Barenghi Reconnections
    12:00 - 13:30 p.m. Lunch (Posters)
      Chair: Eltsov
    13:30 - 14:00 p.m. Zieve Measuring Single Vortex Dynamics in Superfluid Helium
    14:00 - 14:30 p.m. Barenghi Aspects of quantum turbulence in the condensate model
    14:30 - 15:00 p.m. Yano Formation of Quantum Turbulence Generated by a Vibrating Wire in Superfluid 4He
    15:00 - 15:30 p.m. Discussion: Sergeev Behaviour near boundaries
    15:30 - 16:00 p.m. Coffee
      Chair: Golov
    16:00 - 16:30 p.m. Walmsley Motion of electrons along quantized vortices in superfluid 4He
    16:30 - 17:00 p.m. Salman Motion of Electron Bubbles along Vortices in Superfluid Helium-4
    17:00 - 17:30 p.m. Eltsov Vortex wave turbulence in superfluid 3He-B
    17:30 - 18:00 p.m. Discussion: Ihas Open

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    08.00 - 08:30 a.m. Breakfast at MagLab
      Chair: Lathrop
    08:30 - 09:00 a.m. Guo Flow visualization in superfluid helium: progress, issues, and future Development
    09:00 - 09:30 a.m. La Mantia Particle dynamics in turbulent flows of He II
    09:30 - 10:00 a.m. Tsuji Small particle motions in superfluid HeII: its size effect on particle velocity and acceleration
    10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Discussion: Guo Imaging quantized vortices
    10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee
      Chair: Barenghi
    11:00 - 11:20 a.m. Varga Experimental Observation of Intermittency and Kolmogorov 4/5 Law in Grid-Generated Quantum Turbulence
    11:20 - 11:40 a.m. Reneuve Numerical investigation of vortex dynamics in a non-local model of a superfluid
    11:40 - 12:00 p.m. Yang Temporal Decay of Grid Turbulence in He II in a Large Square Channel
    12:00 - 13:30 p.m. Lunch (posters)
    13:30 - 14:30 p.m. Tour of FCAAP
    14:30 - 15:30 p.m. Tour of MagLab
    15:30 - 16:00 p.m. Coffee
      Chair: Baggaley
    16:00 - 16:30 p.m. Tsubota Fully coupled dynamics of the two-fluid model in thermal counterflow in a square channel
    16:30 - 17:00 p.m. Lévéque Lattice Boltzmann simulations of superfluid counterflows in a pipe
    17:00 - 17:30 p.m. Hänninen Vortex filament model in superfluid helium: From single reconnection event to counterflow turbulence
    17:30 - 18:00 p.m. Discussion: Vinen Grid turbulence
    18:30 p.m. Workshop Dinner

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    08.00 - 08:30 a.m. Breakfast at MagLab
      Chair: Eltsov
    08:30 - 09:00 a.m. L’vov Local and nonlocal turbulent energy transfer, energy spectra and intermittency in superfluid He
    09:00 - 09:30 a.m. Kivotides Physics of finite temperature superfluid He-4 turbulence
    09:30 - 10:00 a.m. Pomyalov Evolution of a turbulent plug in a channel counterflow of superfluid 4He
    10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Discussion: Procaccia Closure equations
    10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee
      Chair: Roche
    11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Schmoranzer Transition to Turbulence in Oscillatory Flows of Superfluid 4He
    11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Tsepelin Two-dimensional imaging of turbulence using quasiparticles in superfluid 3He-B
    12:00 - 13:30 p.m. Lunch (posters)
      Chair: Walmsley
    13:30 - 14:00 p.m. Roche Observation of vortex bundles in highly turbulent He II
    14:00 - 14:30 p.m. Gibert Second sound attenuation measurements in the large-scale SHREK experiment and first images from the CryoLEM
    14:30 - 15:00 p.m. Vilesov Extreme turbulence and vorticity in 4He jets and droplets
    15:00 - 15:30 p.m. Discussion: Golov Turbulence in 4He at very low temperatures
    15:30 - 16:00 p.m. Coffee
      Chair: Hänninen
    16:00 - 16:30 p.m. Laurie Kelvin-wave turbulence theory for small-scale energy transfer in quantum Turbulence
    16:30 - 17:00 p.m. Baggaley Anomalous diffusion of quantum vortices
    17:30 - 17:30 p.m. Discussion of future directions (Vinen)
    17:30 - 18:00 p.m. Closing remarks
  • AV instructions for speakers

    We ask that speakers please bring their own laptops to display their presentation. Please be aware of the following:

    • Our projector will only accept a VGA input. If your computer is not equipped for VGA, please bring your own adaptor as we will not have one onsite.
    • You will be projecting onto a 9x12 screen in 4:3 format and standard definition.
  • Travel and accommodation

    Tallahassee is serviced by Tallahassee International Airport.

    A block reservation has been made at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee for four nights, April 09-12. The accommodation fee during the workshop will be fully covered by the local organization institute.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee is located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The hotel is only 15 minutes from Tallahassee airport and provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport for guests. The rooms are equipped with a range of amenities including 32-inch flat screen TVs, high-speed WiFi, a large work desk with ergonomic chair and much more. DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck, 24-hour complimentary fitness center, 24-hour complimentary business center and complimentary WiFi in all public areas. You may find more details using the link below:

    DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee
    101 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301, U.S.A.
    Tel: (850) 224-5000

  • Workshop venue

    The workshop will take place at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University in the conference room B101. Onsite catering and a workshop dinner will be provided.

    Venue address:
    National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
    Room B101
    1800 East Paul Dirac Drive
    Tallahassee, FL 32310, U.S.A.

  • Bus schedule

    The workshop will provide shuttle service between the DoubleTree hotel and the workshop venue. A charter bus will pick up all the participants at 7:45 AM from the hotel. Please arrive in the hotel lobby for pick-up 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

  • Visa information

    Please refer to Visa Information page for more information. Please contact the Conference Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for invitation letter or other information.

  • Contacts

    Organizing committee


    Prof. Wei Guo
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    Florida State University
    1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive
    Tallahassee, FL 32310, U.S.A.
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: 850-644-0998

    Prof. William F. Vinen
    School of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Birmingham
    Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: +44 121 414 4667

    Conference Coordinator

    Amy M. Mellow
    Address: NHMFL FSU, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310, U.S.A.
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: 001-850-644-0566
    Fax: 001-850-644-0867

  • Sponsors

    This Quantum Turbulence Workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation (Award No. DMR-1636539), Florida State University (FSU), National High Magnetic Field Lab (NHMFL), and the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP).

Last modified on 1 May 2017