Fluid flow in porous media is ubiquitous across the natural and industrial world. The flows often become unstable, leading to complicated dynamic behaviour. Examples include viscous fingering, convection and chemical fronts. Understanding these instabilities and controlling or triggering them is critical in many applications. Often the instabilities are studied independently but there are key similarities in the physical mechanisms and mathematical techniques used across the range of phenomena. This research program will bring together Australian and international experts from a broad range of backgrounds to tackle these applied mathematical problems. The first week will consist of a lecture series by the five invited experts with significant time for small group discussions. The remainder of the program will have fewer talks and focus on mini research projects carried out by the graduate students.


This MATRIX Research Program is partially supported by AMSI and AustMS through the AMSI-AustMS Workshop Funding 



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