Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics

Susan Kurien

Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, T-5

Mail Stop B284

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Phone: +1.505.665.0148

Fax: +1.505.665.5757

Email: skurien at lanl dot gov

- Statistical hydrodynamics and turbulence theory, computation, data analysis, modeling and experiments; anisotropy and helicity in turbulent flows; bottleneck and nonlocal effects in turbulence; rotating and stratified flows; non-hydrostatic flows; alpha-models for turbulence.

- DOE Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) 2009 award of 25,000,000 processor hours on IBM Blue Gene P at Argonne National Laboratory to perform numerical studies of multiscale coupling in low aspect ratio rotating stratified turbulence. DOE press release.
- Research highlighted in DOE Office of Science ASCR Discovery New Faces 2007.
- Multiscale Mathematics research award from DOE Office of Science to study multiscale coupling in geophysical systems, 2005-2008. DOE press release.

- Predicting the small scales of alpha models for turbulence
- Understanding the small scales in rotating stratified flow
- A novel investigation of rotating and stratified flows
- Rare events in turbulence might not be so rare
- Competing physical processes in turbulent fluid dynamics
- Universally embedded spherical symmetry in turbulent flows