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Philip G. Saffman

Pullin, D. I. and Meiron, D. I. (2013) Philip G. Saffman. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 45 . pp. 19-34. ISSN 0066-4189. doi:10.1146/annurev-fluid-011212-140655.

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This article surveys the contributions of Philip Geoffrey Saffman to our knowledge of fluid-dynamical phenomena both in nature and in the laboratory. We begin with Saffman’s first work on fluid mechanics in Cambridge, England, in the mid-1950s and then describe the evolution of his ideas and research, over many diverse areas in fluid mechanics until his final paper in 2002. It is argued that Saffman brought a unique perspective to our interpretation of fluid mechanics as a broad scientific discipline that remains with us today.

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Additional Information:© 2013 by Annual Reviews. First published online as a Review in Advance on August 16, 2012. The authors acknowledge valuable comments, contributions, and insights provided by Ruth Saffman, Louise Wannier, Mark Saffman, Gregory Baker, Stephen Cowley, and Anthony Pearson.
Subject Keywords:vortex dynamics, low–Reynolds number flow, water waves, turbulence
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:03 May 2013 21:53
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