Elizabeth P. Hicks, Ph.D., Research Scientist

Elizabeth P. Hicks is a research scientist and the founder of Epsilon Delta Labs, a research lab focusing on interdisciplinary research. She specializes in interdisciplinary research at the boundary between astrophysics and fluid dynamics, studying problems where simulations of pure fluid phenomena can inform astrophysical research. In her research, Elizabeth has used both theoretical methods and large-scale numerical simulations. Dr. Hicks also loves science/art collaboration. In particular, she and choreographer Megan Rhyme recently created a dance about turbulence, “Far From Equilibrium”, which premiered at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • E. P. Hicks, Rayleigh–Taylor unstable flames at higher Reynolds number, 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 489, Issue 1, October 2019, Pages 36–51, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2080. pdf
  • E. P. Hicks, Rayleigh-Taylor Unstable Flames -- Fast or Faster?, 2015, The Astrophysical Journal, 803, 72. pdf
  • E. P. Hicks, A shear instability mechanism for the pulsations of Rayleigh–Taylor unstable model flames, 2014, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 748, 618-640. pdf
  • E. P. Hicks and R. Rosner, Gravitationally Unstable Flames: Rayleigh-Taylor Stretching Versus Turbulent Wrinkling, 2013, The Astrophysical Journal, 771, 135. pdf
  • Elizabeth Hicks and Robert Rosner, The effects of burning on the development of 2D turbulence, 2010, Physica Scripta, Vol. 2010, T142, 01404.