The theory of turbulence in two dimensions

A. M. Polyakov

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The methods of conformal field theory are used to obtain series of exact solutions of the fundamental equations of the theory of turbulence. The basic conjecture, proved to be self-consistent, is the conformal invariance of the inertial range. The resulting physical picture is different from the standard one, since the enstrophy transfer is catalyzed by the large-scale motions. The theory gives some unambiguous predictions for the corrections in the inertial range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-385
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - May 17 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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