A collaboration between art and science explores the turbulent physics of eddies

Mark Ashkanasy

February 14, 2020

Eddies are the physical outcome of the movement of fluids (both liquid and gas) and they exist on many scales. Now, a team of scientists, engineers and artists have come together to produce an art-science experiment, called A Hierarchy of Eddies, which aims to show audiences the complexity of these turbulent systems.

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