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Shallow Flows Symposium: Honoring G.H. Jirka

Special Session honoring Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka (1944–10)

Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka

Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka

A special session honoring Gerhard H. Jirka will be organized as part of the Third International Symposium on Shallow Flows (ISSF). The session conveners are Prof. Scott Socolofsky from Texas A&M University, United States, and Dr. Volker Weitbrecht, from ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

Shallow flows were a passion of Gerhard H. Jirka for many years, starting with his sabbatical stay at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the 1980s. He later contributed fundamental understanding of shallow flow stability through his theoretical and experimental work on shallow jets, wakes, and mixing layers at Cornell University and at the Institute for Hydromechanics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Excitement and interest in shallow flows generated by this seminal work resulted in the First International Symposium on Shallow Flows (ISSF), organized by Profs. Jirka and Uijttewaal at TU Delft in 2003.

This session during the upcoming Third ISSF is intended to be a platform for work related to Gerhard H. Jirka’s research on shallow flows, including new scientific findings and reviews of his work, as well as personal tributes to his life and work.

For more information on how to participate in the special session, please contact Prof. Scott Socolofsky ssocolofsky@civil.tamu.edu.

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