Hydrodynamic Turbulence: a 19th Century Problem with a Challenge for the 21st Century

@inproceedings{Lvov1996HydrodynamicTA,
  title={Hydrodynamic Turbulence: a 19th Century Problem with a Challenge for the 21st Century},
  author={Victor S. L’vov and Itamar Procaccia},
  year={1996}
}
Sir Horace Lamb once said “I am an old man now, and when I die and go to Heaven there are two matters on which I hope enlightenment. One is quantum electro-dynamics and the other is turbulence of fluids. About the former, I am really rather optimistic” [1]. Possibly Lamb’s pessimism about turbulence was short-sighted. There exist signs that the two issues that concerned Lamb are not disconnected. The connections have been brewing for a while, and began to take clearer form recently. They… 

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