Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Swirling Mathematics

On the image above you see the swirling ocean between the tip of South America and Antarctica. It is not an attempt at copying Van Gogh but a representation of ocean eddies and currents. Though we have a fairly good understanding of the ocean conveyors or big ocean currents, our understanding of sub currents and eddies can be improved. I know eddies from the Sun, of course, where the plasma, not fluid like in the ocean, is an interesting phenomena to be studied - all with the great tool - mathematics. I can't say how much I love mathematics. It is the answer to everything. Oh yes. Don't even try to argue with me on that. :-)

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