Turbulent Flow: Chaos Theory and Camanchaca´s Behavior in Atacama Desert

Mauricio Lacrampette, Alejandro Jofré, Jazmín Adler

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Nebula project, the chaotic inner geometry of camanchaca´s water droplets in motion unfolds a thorough investigation on mathematical notions, which may explain natural behaviours such as the dynamic of this very particular coastal fog.

The artist Mauricio Lacrampette and the mathematician Alejandro Jofré exchange ideas on chaos theory and turbulent flow at the vast Atacama Desert of Northern Chile.


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Alejandro Jofré
Researcher at the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) and Professor at the Department of Mathematical Engineering, Universidad de Chile. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from France and a Post-Doctorate from the University of California. He has been a professor at the Universities of Paris 1-Sorbonne and University of California-Davis, as well as guest professor in the US and Europe. Alejandro Jofré has a significant research career in the areas of optimization, economic equilibrium, and variational analysis and network economics. He is associate editor of several journals and books on mathematics and engineering. He is currently Universidad de Chile´s Prorector. He lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

Mauricio Lacrampette
Architect graduated from Universidad Católica de Chile. He also works as an artist and a self-taught musician. His artistic work arises from a multidisciplinary imaginary that is translated into the production of images, objects and interventions covering topics related to physics, psychology, landscape and cybernetics. He conceives the architectural methodology and space itself as fields of interrelationships. Mauricio is the director of KMNCHK ScanLab, a landscape laboratory formed in 2019 together with Sebastián Arriagada (filmmaker) and Felipe Cisternas (anthropologist) that aims to raise visual information on the camanchaca; a characteristic coastal fog of the Atacama Desert.