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There were 66 delegates at VPF8. Delegates came from (in alphabetical order) institutions in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, UK and the USA, with large contingents from Brazil, Canada and France. Nationalities represented were at least twice this number but these data were not collected formally.

VPF8 Cambridge


VPF8 was IUTAM Symposium SYFL09. The IUTAM Scientific Committee were

Prof. Gareth McKinley (MIT, USA, Chairperson)

Prof. Elisabeth Guazzelli (University of Marseille, France)

Prof. Shiyi Chen (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)

Prof. Ian Frigaard (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Prof. Gary Leal (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Dr Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez (University of Canterbury, NZ)

Prof. Ian Wilson (University of Cambridge, UK, Organiser)

IUTAM support is gratefully acknowledged.


The symposium was hosted by the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Earth Sciences, and the bp Institute at the University of Cambridge. Permissions and images from Jesus College are gratefully acknowledged.

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The Organising Committee members were

Dr Ed Brambley (University of Warwick)

Prof. Stuart Dalziel (DAMTP, Cambridge)

Dr Duncan Hewitt (University College London)

Dr Jerome Neufeld (Earth Sciences/BP Institute, Cambridge)

Rubens Rosario Fernandes (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge, web)

Prof. Ian Wilson (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge, Lead)

Prof. Stephen Wilson (University of Strathcylde)


Significant support for VPF8 was received from Schlumberger Cambridge Research and the UK Fluids Network via the Special Interest Groups on Fluid Mechanics of Cleaning and Decontamination, Non-Newtonian Fluids and Fluid Mechanics of Liquid Crystalline Materials.