Ninth Annual Graduate Student Miniconference in Computational Mathematics
Zeliha Kilic
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill http://zkilic.wixsite.com/zelihakilic 

Abstract 
Symmetry breaking in a random passive scalar
We consider the evolution of a decaying passive scalar in the presence of Êa gaussian white noise fluctuating shear flow. We focus on deterministic initial data and establish the short, intermediate, and long time symmetry properties of the evolving point wise probability measure for the random passive scalar. Analytical results are compared directly to Monte Carlo simulations. Time permitting we will compare the predictions to experimental observations. 