Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics

Celebrating the physics of all that flows. Ask a question, submit a post idea or send an email. You can also follow FYFD on Twitter and Google+. FYFD is written by Nicole Sharp, PhD.

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FYFD is dedicated to sharing the awesomeness that is fluid dynamics with the world—whether or not you care for calculus. It is a science and engineering outreach blog with a new post about the physics of liquids, gases, plasmas, or granular materials—anything that behaves like a fluid—each weekday. It features photos, videos, and research from scientists, engineers, and artists around the world along with a short explanation from FYFD’s author, Nicole Sharp.

Since its start in 2010, FYFD has grown enormously and been featured in Wired’s 101 Signals and Physics World magazine; on io9, BoingBoingMashable and others; and has become a spotlighted blog in Tumblr Science. Here are some of the kind things people have said about FYFD:

”[…] we love the way [FYFD] communicates the marvels of fluid dynamics to people who lack the expertise to understand the complex mathematics behind it. The messy technicalities of flowing matter often get short shrift in popular-science writing, but the glorious videos and images on FYFD suggest that the problem was mostly with the medium, not the message.” - Physics World #
"[FYFD] is quickly becoming my new favorite blog." - Robert T. Gonzalez, io9 #
"Chalk this up under "Blogs You Ought to be Following". The Tumblr Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics is a great place to find succinct, clear explanations of the forces that make things flow. - Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing #
"A wonderful blog, and not just for the name." - Ed Yong, Discover Blogs #
”[…] via the awesomely named [FYFD] which is my new obsession.” - Ben Goldacre, Bad Science #
"Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics would be a great blog if all it had was its name. It has a lot more than that, though." - @eaterofsun, #
"Fluid mechanics’ answer to physics’ @ProfBrianCox.” - @Symscape #

FYFD’s creator and author is Nicole Sharp, who has a PhD in aerospace engineering, specializing in fluid dynamics. She accepts submissions, questions, and emails.

You can follow FYFD on Twitter as @fyfluiddynamics or find Nicole directly as @aerognome or +Nicole Sharp.

FYFD’s avatar comes from a photo by Andrew Davidhazy.