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Fluids Conference

The Fluids in Yosemite Conference 2024 was held on April 5-7, in Wawona, CA.

Thank you so much for attending and making this a great conference!

(Group photo with all attendees present)

You can find our SCHEDULE here

Location: UC Merced Wawona Field station.  The address of the field station is:
SNRS Field Station
7799 Chilnualna Falls Rd Wawona, CA 95389 

Google maps provides good directions to it. You may also view this map of the area around the field station.

Useful links about Yosemite National Park:

Wawona weather: Wawona Weather 

Yosemite Road Conditions: Yosemite Road Conditions

Wawona Air Quality: Wawona AQI  


Food: The following meals will be provided: Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday, breakfast, lunch. We will also have coffee and snacks during the day. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding food.

Accommodation: We have reserved Landsnaes, Joyce, Dull, and Livingston Houses, which are split into smaller shared rooms. You are asked to bring linens, pillows, blankets, and towels, as these are not provided. You may also like to have a flashlight, and mosquito repellent. However, meals will be provided.

More information about the field station can be found here.

Other important documents are:

Information Packet. Cabin access codes will be provided.

Liability Waiver that you will be asked to sign.

Photography Consent Waiver that you will be asked to sign.

Supplemental Application that you MUST fill out


General Conference Description:

The Fluids in Yosemite Conference 2024 will be a two-day meeting aimed at furthering collaborations between researchers in Fundamental Fluid Dynamics, broadly defined. Several speakers will give presentations on their work, and all participants will have ample time to forge relationships. The meeting will be hosted by UC Merced, in one of its field station within Yosemite National Park. Participants will come from institutions in Central and Northern California.

In addition to fostering collaborations between faculty, this meeting will benefit postdocs and graduate students by exposing them to a broader range of research perspectives, and allowing them to form connections within their research community. Moreover, it will provide them with an opportunity to present their own research, thereby increasing their own visibility and improving their career prospects. 

Format: Presentations take the form of short talks (20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions and transition). A poster session will also be held for graduate students. 

Registration link for those wanting lodging.

Registration link for those NOT wanting lodging

Contact: For any questions, please contact Brittany Leathers (


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