Café Scientifique: The Beautiful Problem of Turbulence

Turbulence isn't just something we experience when we're on airplanes, though that's often where we take the most notice of it. It can bring out anxiety in the most scientifically minded of us; did the plane just drop five inches? Because it felt like fifty feet!

Sam Stewart is a PhD math cantidate at the University of Minnesota who studies the way turbulence effects our natural world–not just our airplanes. From golf balls to whales to our  solar system at large, everything is subject to turbulence. Stewart and Bell Mueusem Adult Program Coordinator Leah Peterson stopped by the Monday Morning Blend and talked to Xan Holston about what makes turbulence so beautiful, yet so problematic.

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