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Aaron Wienkers is a PhD Student in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge — Trinity College. Before coming to Cambridge, he was a Graduate Research Fellow in Flow Physics & Computational Engineering at Stanford University. His work develops the theoretical underpinnings for complex dynamical processes in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics aided by numerical modelling.

It may then be no coincidence that his hobbies are also steeped in flow physics. Outside of the lab he can still be found appreciating extremely high Reynolds number recreation (astronomy, paragliding, and aviation) as well as slightly lower Reynolds number leisure (swimming, SCUBA diving, and drinking tea).

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