DisCoVor 2023

Following on the success of the 1st DisCoVor meeting that was held in Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland in May 2022 we are pleased to announce the 2nd Direct in-Person Colloquium on Vortex Dominated Flows – DisCoVor 2023 that will be held in Breckenridge, Colorado from May 16 to May 19, 2023.

As suggested by the name, DisCoVor is focused on the flow-physics of unsteady, vortex dominated flows. If the flow is unsteady and it involves multiple interacting vortices that induce important effects on the flow or the system under consideration, then the research belongs in this colloquium. Research topics that are of particular interest include fluid-structure interaction, bioflight/swimming, physiological flows, flow control, energy harvesting, separated flows, wakes, and other shear and vortical flows. Experimental, computational, analytical and data-driven modeling contributions are all welcome.

DisCoVor is designed not only for the dissemination of the latest research in vortex dominated flows, but to also maximize engagement and discussions between the attendees. Over the course of each of the four days of the colloquium, there will be a single oral presentation session in the morning, and afternoons will be reserved for poster sessions, informal discussions, hikes, and other group activities.

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Opens:  
  • Abstract submission Closes:  
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance:  
  • Registration Opens: 
  • Colloquium: 

01 December 2022
15 January 2023
01 February 2023
15 February 2023
16 May 2023 – 19 May 2023



The conference will be held at the Residence Inn, Breckenridge, Colorado. 

Breckenridge is a Colorado town at the base of the Rocky Mountains. It’s known for its ski resort, year-round alpine activities and Gold Rush history. The Victorian core of this former mining town is preserved as the Breckenridge National Historic District, running primarily along Main Street, with colorfully painted buildings from the 1880s and ’90s housing shops, galleries and restaurants. May is a shoulder season in Colorado and the weather is well-suited for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing etc. Breckenridge is a 2-hour drive from Denver International Airport and several national parks are within a few hours driving distance from Breckenridge. 

From Residence INN By Marriott

Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission — 11:59 PM US ET, Jan 15.

Due to the format of the colloquium as well as the chosen venue, attendance will be restricted to presenters of accepted abstracts and the PI of the research group. Each research group can submit a maximum of two abstracts.

Authors can indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation on the submission form and this preference will be taken into consideration. Each research group will be limited to one oral presentation and any additional abstract will be considered for a poster presentation.


Registration will open up on February 15, 2023.



Organizing Committee

        Conference Chairs

Rajat Mittal

Johns Hopkins University

John Farnsworth

University of Colorado Boulder

        Advisory Committee

Jeff Eldredge

University of California, Los Angeles

Anya Jones

University of Maryland

Bharath Ganapathisubramani

University of Southampton

Hao Liu

Chiba University

Fangbao Tian

University of New South Wales

Sunetra Sarkar

Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai