Simulations that help doctors perform life-saving surgeries; a better way to model climate in urban areas; and optimized blood flow patterns for heart patients with pacemakers. Fluid dynamics researchers from the University of California, San Diego, are discussing their research on these topics—and many others—at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics here in San Diego Nov. 18 to 20. With about 2,300 contributed presentations, the APS/DFD annual conference is the largest scientific meeting of researchers in fluid dynamics.
Roger Revelle, one of the founding fathers of UC San Diego, once said that the way to the future may derive from honoring the past¬¬. This sentiment was echoed at UC San Diego’s Founders’ Day, which commemorated the day the campus was officially founded in 1960.
First there was Black Friday. Then came Cyber Monday. Now, #GivingTuesday is making its debut. UC San Diego is joining nonprofits and corporate partners across the nation to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. Taking place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—Nov. 27 this year--#GivingTuesday encourages charitable activities and celebrates the spirit of philanthropy.
It’s not often you can go to an event and be asked to leave your cell phone on to share thoughts via social media. At the Founders’ Symposium held Friday, however, that was exactly the case. Event moderator and UC San Diego alumna Lauren Reynolds ’94 encouraged the audience to interact on Twitter (#UCSDFounders) during the event.