Gravity and the Shape of Turbulence

Yaron Oz

Tel Aviv University


The dynamics of fluids is a long standing challenge that remained as an unsolved problem for centuries.  Understanding its main features, chaos and turbulence, is likely to  provide an understanding of the principles and  non-linear dynamics of a large class of  systems far from equilibrium.  We consider a conceptually new viewpoint to study these features using black hole dynamics.  Since the gravitational field is characterized by a curved geometry,  the gravity variables provide a geometrical framework for studying  the dynamics of fluids:  A geometrization of turbulence.