Fluid mechanics image by Mack Durham wins Milton Van Dyke Award
An image by doctoral candidate Mack Durham won an award in the Gallery of Fluid Motion at the American Physical Society (APS) Division on Fluid Dynamics meeting, held in Baltimore Nov. 20-22. Winners of the Milton van Dyke Award, named after a scientist who was a pioneer in highlighting the aesthetic appeal and scientific usefulness of flow visualization, are selected for their artistic value, scientific content and originality. Durham’s fluid mechanics’ image, “Division by Fluid Incision: Biofilm Patch Development in Porous Media,” was one of three winners selected from 55 entries. The winning entries will be displayed at the annual APS meeting in March 2012 and will appear in the September 2012 issue of Physics of Fluids. Durham and Professor Roman Stocker are now preparing a paper about the work featured in the image.