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January 2018 (Volume 27, Number 1)

Galley of Fluid Motion Winners for 2017

Every year, the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics invites submissions of videos and posters that highlight the beauty and science of fluids. From among these, a panel of judges selects entries to receive the APS/DFD Milton van Dyke Award and the APS/DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion Award. These top-ranked winners will be published in the APS journal Physical Review Fluids in 2018. The video winners are listed below and the poser winners will be mentioned in the next issue of APS News. The full collection of submissions can be found at gfm.aps.org

2017 Milton van Dyke Award Video Winners


Marangoni Bursting

Marangoni Bursting (V0020): Stunning patterns emerge when an alcohol-dye droplet evaporates on an oil surface.
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Leidenfrost Wheels

Leidenfrost Wheels (V0052): Internal flows cause tiny liquid droplets levitating on a hot surface to roll around.
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Kicking Droplets

Kicking Droplets (V0080): Droplets on vertically moving plates form intricate shapes when they lift off.
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2017 Gallery of Fluid Motion Award Video Winners

Spin Lattices

Spin Lattices of Drops (V0018): Spinning droplets interact with each other via surface waves, forming regular lattices.
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Vortex Ring Collisions

Vortex Ring Collisions (V0037): When two vortex rings collide, they break up into smaller and smaller structures, eventually dissipating into a turbulent cloud.
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Order Chaos in C-Major

Order and Chaos in C-Major (V0053): Fluid motion often involves the interplay of coherent structures and random processes.
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Soap Opera in the Maze

Soap Opera in the Maze (V0098): Thanks to surface tension, soap molecules can follow the correct path out of a labyrinth of channels.
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January 2018 (Volume 27, Number 1)

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Articles in this Issue
The Physical Review Celebrates its 125th Anniversary
APS Advocacy in 2017: Working Together to be a Voice for Physics
Announcing Inaugural PhysTEC Fellows
Physics: Highlights from 2017
Physics Next Workshops Topic Suggestions for August 2018
Indo-U.S. STEM Education and Research Center in India
The APS Distinguished Lectureship on the Applications of Physics
Galley of Fluid Motion Winners for 2017
First Harry Lustig Award Winner Announced
This Month in Physics History
Profiles in Versatility
Education and Diversity Update
Letters to the Editor
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