Dr Sophie Calabretto

"Dinosaurs ... eat man. Woman inherits the earth." — Dr Ellie Sattler

Dr Sophie Calabretto

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Macquarie University

Honorary Associate Professor,

Aerospace & Computational Engineering (ACE) Research Group

School of Engineering

University of Leicester

contact info:

sophie.calabretto{at}protonmail.ch

Recent and forthcoming talks.

2021

- • Highlighting the M in STEM (panelist), Pint of Science, May 2021.

2020

- • Turbulence: the maths of fluids, and chaos in the real world, NYSF Connect Webinar Series, June 2020.
- • Fluids behaving badly, MQ Women Shaping the Future: A Gender Equity Week Symposium, March 2020.

2019

- • The development of spiral instabilities in the boundary layer on a rotating sphere, 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Seattle, US, November 2019.
- • Some new results on the flow induced by rotating bodies, Monash Fluids Seminar Series, Monash University, September 2019.
- • Boundary layers, and spatially and temporally evolving flows: they’re tricky sometimes, Physics and Astronomy Department Colloquium, Macquarie University, September 2019.
- • Some new results on the flow induced by rotating bodies (international speaker), UK Fluids Network Boundary Layers and Complexing Rotating Flows SIG Workshop, University of Leicester, UK, June 2019.
- • When tuna schools: how questionable fish lead to questionable separation and global instabilities, School of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium, University of Adelaide, April 2019.
- • Global instabilities in the flow around a rotating sphere, ANZIAM2019, Nelson, NZ, February 2019.
- • A career with mathematics? (a.k.a. pretty much every career), Partners’ Day, National Youth Science Forum (Session C), January 2019.

2018

- • Boundary-layer collisions and their impact on global flow dynamics, Fluid Dynamics Seminar, Imperial College London, UK, September 2018.
- • Boundary-layer collisions and their impact on global flow dynamics, Department of Engineering Seminar, University of Leicester, UK, September 2018.
- • An experimental and computational study of the flow induced by an impulsively rotated sphere, 12th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 2018.
- • Ockham’s Razor – ABC Science Live On Stage for the Sydney Science Festival, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, August 2018.
- • Life vs Science, In Situ Science live podcast recording (guest and panel member) for the Sydney Science Festival, Camelot Lounge, Sydney, August 2018.
- • Curious Minds winter camp (speaker and science communication workshop presenter), The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), Sydney, July 2018.
- • Objective detection of rotationally coherent vortices, ANZIAM2018, Hobart, February 2018.
- • Objective detection of rotationally coherent vortices, Applied Seminar (Mathematics for Planet Earth), School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW, January 2018.
- • A career with mathematics? (a.k.a. pretty much every career), Partners’ Day, National Youth Science Forum (Session A), January 2018.

2017

- • Flow external to a rotating torus (or sphere), Fluid Mechanics Research Group Seminar, University of Melbourne.
- • STEM: Enabling Progress Workshop (panelist), University of Melbourne (in partnership with Commonwealth Bank).
- • Extraction of submesoscale eddies, Sydney Dynamics Group, University of Sydney.
- • Flow external to a rotating torus (or sphere), The interface between stability theory and turbulence in shear flows workshop, Monash University.
- • Flow external to a rotating torus (or sphere), Applied Mathematics Seminar, University of Sydney.
- • My Mathematical Journey (keynote speaker and panellist), STEM Careers - Women Employment Bootcamp Series Workshop, CSIRO Lindfield.

2015

- • The unsteady flow due to an impulsively rotated sphere, IMES Seminar, ETH Zürich.

2014

- • The complex, unsteady flow within a fluid-filled annulus and its transition to turbulence, Provisional review seminar, Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland.
- • The complex, unsteady flow within a fluid-filled annulus and its transition to turbulence, ANZIAM2014, Rotorua, New Zealand.
- • The complex, unsteady flow within a fluid-filled annulus and its transition to turbulence, Fluids in New Zealand (FiNZ) Workshop, University of Auckland.

2013

- • The complex, unsteady flow within a fluid-filled annulus and its transition to turbulence, 14th European Turbulence Conference, Lyon, France.

2012

- • Turbulent flows, Semtex, and rainbows, Postgraduate seminar, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide.

2011

- • A squid, a barnacle and a duck walk into a bar brain: Mathematical models of neuron firing, Honours presentation, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide.