Francesca Bernardi, from Italy, studies fluid dynamics in the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab. Imagine a tube with some fluid flow in which another fluid is injected. As the fluids combine, researchers try to predict what happens as the fluid mix evolves—that’s one of the things fluid dynamics is focused on understanding. When Zeliha Kilic was studying in her home country of Turkey, she was focused on algebra. When she came to UNC-Chapel Hill, she discovered the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab and took classes from the principal investigators of the lab. Now, Kilic researches fluid dynamics.
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