Academic Seminar, 20th November: Alexis Kaminski, “Transient Stability of a Stratified Shear Layer”

As you may already know, there is an academic seminar tomorrow!
Alexis Kaminski will talk about “Transient Stability of a Stratified Shear Layer“. Here’s the abstract:
Mixing of heat and salinity in the ocean is thought to play an important role in maintaining the global overturning circulation. One of the mechanisms by which this mixing may occur is through instability of stratified shear layers, such as Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. While classical linear stability theory can provide predictions for when such flows are expected to be stable, recent work indicates that transient growth of perturbations may be possible even for parameters otherwise predicted to be stable.
As always, cheese and wine will be provided afterwards.
I would also like to use this email to start the call for speakers for next term. The academic seminars are a really good chance to refine your pitch of your research to a relatively lay audience, get feedback on your presentations, and generally spread the enthusiasm for your field.
Let me know if you would be interested!
We are also planning new formats for our seminars, so if you don’t think you’d like to give a long talk and only want to briefly introduce your work, please let me know as well.
See you all tomorrow!
PS: If you send me a cheese preference I will try and get that =]