I attended the "Fourth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences", gave a talk, discussed with my collaborators and enjoyed -very much - the warm winter of Xiamen.
The ephemeral beauty of turbulent flows: This figure shows the temperature dissipation rate, in false colors (light tones intense dark are small), from a snapshot of a bidimensional Rayleigh-Benard convective system at Ra=10^9 and Pr=1. The spatial resolution is 2048 x 4096 discretization points.
Also this year we will try to popularize the best we can, the chosen theme is "Galileo mistake on the origin of tides" see our poster in french [poster]. Looking forward to meet all interested people @Gare Saint Sauveur next weekend!
Babak's paper on convective melting is out, check it here: [PRF journal]
I co-organize a summer school with my colleagues Francois G. Schmitt and Stefano Berti. More infos @ http://active-turbulence.univ-lille.fr