Universität Oldenburg
Institute of Physics & ForWind
Küpkersweg 70,
26129 Oldenburg

Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke
Room, W33 3-302

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Emergence of turbulence; New insights after 30 years

Uni article

Insights how monster waves arise

Uni article

Published article


2017: 100 years of Fokker-Planck-Equation

"The area of turbulence is one of the most challenging research fields in modern science that, despite remaining unsolved, has led to many new innovative concepts and new research fields in a number of disciplines."

"I became interested in turbulent liquid and gas flows at the end of the thirties. From the very beginning it was clear that the theory of random functions of many variables (random fields), whose development only started at that time, must be the underlying mathematical technique. Moreover, I soon understood that there was little hope of developing a pure, closed theory, and because of the absence of such a theory the investigation must be based on hypotheses obtained by processing experimental data."

[1] Planck, M. (1917). "Über einen Satz der statistischen Dynamik und seine Erweiterung in der Quantentheorie". Sitzungsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. *24*

[2] By Konrad Jacobs ( [CC BY-SA 2.0 de (], via Wikimedia Commons

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