Joachim PEINKE is Professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Oldenburg (Germany), is heading the group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES in Oldenburg, as well as he is one of the leaders of the Center of Wind Energy Research ForWind of the Universities Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen.
During his project within LANEF, he is focusing on fundamental aspects of turbulence in classical fluids as well as in low temperature helium flows, where quantum effects emerge. The low temperature facilities at CEA and CNRS will provide the basis of the (experimental) research projects. In the focus of the work are comprehensive stochastic analysis methods, yielding to multipoint characterizations and to universal or non-universal structures of turbulence. This stochastic approach will be set in the context on non-equilibrium thermodynamics, to achieve a new understanding of turbulent fluctuations, intermittency and extreme events. An aim is also to find out, how the insights in ideal turbulent flows can be transferred to real world turbulence effects and to other complex disordered systems. Beside these fundamental aspects, also the high resolving measurement methods are in the focus of interest, like new methods with microfabricated probes or non invasive optic and acoustic methods.