Santiago Benavides

Santiago Benavides Graduate Student 54-1615
Masters in Macroscopic Physics and Complexity at École Normale Supérieure rue d’Ulm, Paris, France. (2015-2016), Bachelor of Science in Physics and Bachelor of Science in Math at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA. (2010-2015)
Research Description
I'm a fifth year PhD student broadly interested in nonlinear dynamics and particularly turbulence. I'm fascinated by the unexpected critical behavior in turbulent systems undergoing a regime change, such as the behavior of three-dimensional turbulence as rotation is gradually increased or ionized plasmas as the magnetic field strength is increased. I am currently working under Glenn R. Flierl on the turbulent dynamics of gas giant planet atmospheres, particularly interested in the transition region between the deep, ionized interior and outer, neutral region. The other half of my PhD is spent looking at sediment transport statistics and modelling in idealized settings. Work done under the supervision of J. Taylor Perron.
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