Turbulence

The power of two dimensions

Certain aspects of two-dimensional turbulence are remarkably similar to those found in critical percolation, and show conformal invariance. But there is both less, and more, to this observation than meets the eye.

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Figure 1: An example of critical percolation.

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Cardy, J. The power of two dimensions. Nature Phys 2, 67–68 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys223

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