ESP Biography

SANTIAGO BENAVIDES, MIT PhD student studying fluid dynamics

Major: Atmospheric Science/EAPS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a PhD student at MIT, in the department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. My interests are fluid dynamics, turbulence, and nonlinear dynamics in geoscience. I was born in Argentina and moved to Austin, Texas when I was young. Studied physics and mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate, in Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris for my masters. I love jazz and playing soccer!

Past Classes

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S13733: Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere, Ocean and Cryosphere in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Fluid dynamics is the foundation that underpins weather and climate. Fluids govern physics around us from weather patterns, to the ocean's waves, to glaciers: all of which affect human life, society and habitability. This is a crash course in the fluid dynamics governing the Earth's atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere. In the first half, we introduce fundamental concepts in fluid dynamics, including viscosity, momentum balance and waves. The second half of the course discusses applications to geophysical flows including rotating geophysical flows and turbulence.