Project Level: Summer

Project Duration: 6 weeks

Hours of Engagement: 36

Project Description:

The UQ Bose-Einstein lab produces films of superfluid Bose-Einstein condensates where we study superfluid quantum turbulence and its analogy with classical fluid turbulence. The aim of this project is different – to produce classical 2D films (soap films) so that we can easily demonstrate 2D turbulent phenomena in the lab, while also developing an experimental setup suitable for prototyping turbulent behaviour in diverse 2D geometries. The project will involve setting up the soap film apparatus similar to the one found in consisting of a vertically propagating 2D film and high-speed laser imaging. We will aim to 3D print interesting geometries for study, with a particular interest towards modelling turbulent flow through blood vessels.

Expected Outcomes:

The student will gain diverse general experimental skills, as well as gaining skills in data analysis, along with increased knowledge about 2D turbulence.

Suitable for:

Suitable to students across all levels. Since the project centres around the setting up of a laboratory apparatus and experiment, a mechanically inclined student or one with prior lab experience may find the project more easily completed.

Contact for further information:

Dr Tyler Neely:

Interested students must contact the supervisor prior to submitting an application. Evidence of supervisor support is required to be uploaded as part of the application process. Students will need to complete laser safety training on Blackboard prior to the start of the project, along with other mandatory safety training. We would aim that the student have access to the lab on day one of the project.

Project members

Dr Tyler Neely

UQ Amplify Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematics and Physics

Dr Matt Reeves

ARC DECRA Research Fellow