Slow Viscous Flows with Interfaces

David Wood

  •  7 Jul 2025 - 18 Jul 2025
     8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide)
Edward Hinton (University of Melbourne)
Anja Slim (Monash University)
Scott McCue (Queensland University of Technology)
Linda Cummings (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Program Description:
Slow viscous flows with interfaces are seen in many different industrial and natural processes including optical fibre and window glass fabrication, chemical etching, lava flows, landslides, underground salt plumes, the tear film on the eye, solidification, and more. Mathematical modelling can identify and quantify important industrial control parameters, enable solution of difficult inverse problems, and yield basic scientific understanding. In the first week of the program an introductory lecture will describe a variety of different problems already studied and future opportunities, along with the types of mathematical tools that are applicable to their solution. This will be followed by discussion and identification of problems to be explored further. Throughout both weeks, other participants will also give talks on potential/current research with an aim to present work which might lead to collaboration. Considerable time will be spent throughout the two weeks on discussion and work by different groups on problems of interest.

Program Structure:


  • Deadline: TBD
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.
  • Arrival date: 6 July 2025

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 8 July 2025
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.