Mu Xu has successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled: “Spatiotemporal chaos in large systems driven far-from-equilibrium: connecting theory with experiment”. Congratulations Dr. Xu!
The above image is a snap shot in time of the 12th covariant Lyapunov vector for chaotic Rayleigh-Benard convection. The magnitude of the Lyapunov vector is shown by the color contours where red is large positive and blue is large negative. The boundaries of the convection rolls are shown by the solid black lines. More details can be found in our paper in Physical Review E.