Vortex Nucleation in Superfluids

Fbc8eb0678d5b49360c3700c5b422a4a?s=47 Seth Musser
November 21, 2017

Vortex Nucleation in Superfluids

I discuss what a superfluid is, why it's relevant, and what causes vortex nucleation in a superfluid. Along the way I discuss which fluid analogies are useful for understanding nucleation and which are not. Finally, I discuss how to predict vortex nucleation number from a hydrofoil dragged through a superfluid.


Seth Musser

November 21, 2017