Sophie Calabretto

Dr

20152019
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Personal profile

Biography

I am a fluid mechanist and academic in the Department of Mathematics at Macquarie University.

My research interests include the unsteady flow of rotating fluids, specifically focusing on the dynamics resulting from impulsive changes in rotation rate, including the formation of boundary layers, their subsequent evolution, and the formation of instabilities. I am also interested in transitional turbulence, and rotational coherence in three-dimensional turbulent flows.

My real website: web.science.mq.edu.au/~sophiec/

External positions

Honorary Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics, The University of Leicester

Nov 2018 → …

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Outputs 2015 2019

An experimental and computational study of the post-collisional flow induced by an impulsively rotated sphere

Calabretto, S. A. W., Denier, J. P. & Levy, B., 25 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 881, p. 772-793 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Boundary layers
boundary layers
collisions
Steady flow
Unsteady flow

Instabilities in the flow around an impulsively rotated sphere

Calabretto, S. A. W. & Denier, J. P., 16 Jul 2019, In : Physical Review Fluids. 4, 7, p. 1-14 14 p., 073904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Boundary layers
Boundary Layer
Fluids
Vortex flow
Fluid

The transient development of the flow in an impulsively rotated annular container

Calabretto, S. A. W., Denier, J. P. & Mattner, T. W., Dec 2018, In : Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. 32, 6, p. 821-845 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

containers
Containers
rigid structures
Fluids
fluids

The flow external to a rotating torus

Calabretto, S. A. W., Denier, J. P. & Mattner, T. W., 1 Aug 2016, In : Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. 30, 4, p. 295-312 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

boundary layers
Boundary layers
high Reynolds number
viscous fluids
equators

The effect of seam imperfections on the unsteady flow within a fluid-filled torus

Calabretto, S. A. W., Mattner, T. W. & Denier, J. P., 2015, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 767, p. 240-253 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

unsteady flow
Unsteady flow
Defects
Fluids
fluids

Prizes

ABC RN ‘Top 5 Under 40’

Sophie Calabretto (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2011 2019

A career with mathematics? (a.k.a. pretty much every career)

Sophie Calabretto (Speaker)
24 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Global instabilities in the flow around a rotating sphere

Sophie Calabretto (Speaker)
5 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The Mathematics of Murderers -- Ockham’s Razor Live on Stage

Sophie Calabretto (Speaker)
15 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

An experimental and computational study of the flow induced by an impulsively rotated sphere

Sophie Calabretto (Speaker)
12 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Objective detection of rotationally coherent vortices

Sophie Calabretto (Speaker)
25 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

The Mathematics of Murderers

Sophie Calabretto

7/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

How To Be Lucky: The Maths Of Chance

Sophie Calabretto

11/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Ep 56. Life VS Science, In Situ Science

Sophie Calabretto

20/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Finding the right fit

Sophie Calabretto

13/05/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities