Sauro Succi (IAC-CNR, Rome)
Lattice Boltzmann simulations of complex flows across scales: turbulence, soft-glasses and quark-gluon plasmas
In the last two decades, the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method has attracted major interest as a very versatile and efficient computational scheme for the numerical simulation of complex fluid problems across a broad range of scales, from fluid turbulence, to soft glasses, all the way down to relativistic quark-gluon plasmas. In this talk, after introducing the basic ideas behind the LB method, we shall illustrate recent applications to large-scale turbulence, soft-glass rheology and shock-wave propagation in quark gluon plasmas. Finally, future challenges ahead will also be briefly touched upon.