Tomas Bohr
Tomas Bohr / Professor of Physics, Technival University of Denmark

Tomas Bohr is Professor of Physics in the Section ”Biophysics and Fluids” at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. He recieved his PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen and worked as Postdoc. at Cornell University fr1983-1985.

Tomas Bohr’s field of research is Complex Systems. He has worked with chaos, turbulence and statistical mechanics and is co-author of the monograph ”Dynamical Systems Approach to Turbulence » (Cambridge 1998). In later years he has been particularly interested in strongly non-linear fluid flows, which, even if they are not turbulent, give rise to surprising structures – in particular surfaces with edges, corners and needles. Simultaneously, he studies biofluid dynamics in the context of planktonic organisms and the sap dynamics in plants. Tomas Bohr combines theoretical work with simple model experiments on e. g. hydraulic jumps, bathtub vortices, sand ripples and sap flows in trees.

He co-founded the “Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies and co-organizerdof the series of summer schools “Complex Motion in Fluids” from 2004.

Tomas Bohr is fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and of the American Physical Society.

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