Understanding and Modelling Turbulence in the Universe

Turbulence is ubiquitous in nature and a prototypical example for self-organisation far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Understanding the evolution of baryonic (“normal”) matter in the Universe – a major goal of Origins – is impossible without turbulence. Turbulence is observed at all cosmic epochs and it is often coupled to the evolution of magnetic fields and relativistic electrons and protons (cosmic rays).

Within this connector we will develop original ideas and methods to make fundamental progress in our interdisciplinary understanding of turbulence  - from DNA replication in biophysics to the turbulent multi-phase interstellar medium to gas flows in galaxy clusters. The combined expertise of Origins scientists will allow for major steps towards a complete physical theory of turbulence.