Theoretical Statistical Physics
Dielectric theory and long-range correlations
in polar fluids; Kerr electro-optical effect; density and cluster expansions;
pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance; critical phenomena;
linear and nonlinear response theory; static and dynamical correlations
in dense fluids; inhomogeneous fluids; random continuous media;
nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; statistical dynamics of
non-Hamiltonian systems; nonlinear
stochastic processes; entropy and information theory; transport
far from equilibrium; the dynamical closure problem.
Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
Low-speed flow; multiphase flow; fluid instabilities (Rayleigh-Taylor, Richtmyer-Meshkov, Kelvin-Helmholtz) and mixing; Brownian motion in flowing multiphase fluids; multicomponent flow with diffusion and chemical reactions; magnetohydrodynamics; diffusion in gases and plasmas; turbulence modeling.
Development and application of physical
models, numerical methods, and computer codes for multidimensional fluid
dynamics simulations, including incompressible and compressible flow; low-speed
flow with variable density; multiphase flow; interface tracking and reconstruction;
multicomponent flow with diffusion, chemical reactions, excited-state kinetics,
and radiation; combustion; flow with entrained particles; flow with solidification
and melting; thermal plasmas.