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The Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics Association (BIFD) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of research in instabilities and bifurcations in fluid mechanics, whose main objective is the organization of a bi-annual international scientific conference. The purpose of the meeting is to present and to discuss original theoretical, computational, and experimental research in stability and bifurcation theory related to fluid dynamical phenomena, with emphasis on open questions and benchmark problems, in order to stimulate international scientific cooperation in the field.

Its scope includes the classical hydrodynamic instabilities in shear, rotating, and convective flows (Taylor-Couette, Rayleigh-Bénard, Kelvin-Helmholtz, Bénard-Marangoni, Rayleigh-Taylor, Faraday) and related topics such as flow in thin films, transition to turbulence, magnetohydrodynamics, geophysical and astrophysical fluids, flow control, bio-locomotion. Industrial, environmental and biomedical applications are welcome; experimental, theoretical and computational studies are all encouraged. 

Previous BIFD conferences:

BIFD 2004 Madeira, Portugal

BIFD 2006 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

BIFD 2009 University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

BIFD 2011 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

BIFD 2013 Technion, Haifa, Israel

BIFD 2015 Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France    

BIFD 2017 The Woodlands, USA

BIFD 2019 University of Limerick,  Limerick, Ireland

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