Physicist studies concepts affecting fluids at different scales

On the wall of Prof. Paul Wiegmann’s office hang two large, artistically rendered photographs of fluid vortices. One shows one big vortex, while the other depicts many vortices moving collectively.

A Chicago modern artist gave the photographs to Wiegmann after learning of his scientific interest in vortices. The photographs symbolize Wiegmann’s interest in fluids of all kinds: electronic fluids, superfluid helium and even ordinary water.

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